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Delays after accident closes A4055 Cardiff Road

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The A4055 Cardiff Road has been closed in both directions.

Long delays are due to an accident between B4267 Redlands Road (Merrie Harrier Traffic lights) and Murch Road / Millbrook Road.

The two car collision is also affecting traffic heading between Penarth and Dinas Powys.

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'Be aware' fog warning for South East Wales

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Driving conditions around Cardiff and Newport could be tricky at times during the rush hour.

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning of fog for parts of South East Wales.It says visibility could be down to 100 m in places. This is most likely in low lying areas and river valleys.

There could be delays to bus and train services, plus delays or cancellations to flights.

The M4 at 0630 this morning. Credit: Traffic Wales

Bridge-strikes to 'hit peak' in the next month

A bridge strike at Bute Street Rail Bridge in Cardiff. Credit: Network Rail

Network Rail says thousands of rail passengers in Wales and the borders will suffer hours of delays and cancellations in the next month as 'bridge-strikes' - when a lorry that's too big hits a low bridge - reach their peak.

Technology is now being used on Bute Street rail bridge in Cardiff, one of the busiest railway bridges in Wales.

A remote bridge camera system has been installed. The new system will allow engineers to remotely monitor the structure when a strike occurs. This reduces the time it takes to confirm if any significant damage has been caused to the structure and it means trains can get moving again quickly once it has been established the structure is safe.

Network Rail has also been working with haulage companies to urge drivers to measure vehicles and plan their route to avoid bashing bridges as part the 'What the truck' campaign.

Every time a large vehicle strikes a rail bridge, it can cause inconvenience for thousands of passengers in Wales and the borders, as well as potential costs for taxpayers.

We work closely with our partners Arriva Trains Wales to get passengers on the move as quickly and safely as possible when an incident does occur, but we need HGV drivers and their employers to get on board with our initiative and make bridge strikes a thing of the past.

– Billy Kelly, Network Rail

Broken rail means service alterations in West Wales

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A replacement bus service is running on Arriva Trains Wales in both directions between Carmarthen and Swansea and between Llanelli and Llandovery.

It is because of a broken rail between Ferryside and Kidwelly.

Repairs, which have been ongoing through the night, are set to continue throughout today in the hopes of running a full service from the start of tomorrow.

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