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M4 Westbound lane closed due to broken down lorry

One lane is closed on the M4 Westbound lane and traffic is queueing due to a broken down lorry.

There is congestion from Junction 43 A465 (Llandarcy) to Junction 42 A48 (Earlswood Roundabout/fabian Way).

It's also affecting the A465 Westbound before M4 J43 (Llandarcy) and there is congestion to A474 (Neath Interchange).

The lorry is actually on the roundabout above the motorway.


Travel disruptions in Cardiff after earlier broken down vehicle

There are reports of heavy traffic throughout Cardiff after an earlier broken down vehicle near the B4267 and A48 Cowbridge Road West.

There are problems in Cardiff Bay and near Leckwith.

Many people have taken to social media about the delays with some drivers taking over 45 minutes to complete a 10 minute journey.

Buses around the Capital have also been delayed due to the heavy traffic.

Lane closed on M4 due to overturned ambulance

Credit: South Wales Police

One lane is closed on the M4 eastbound due to a road traffic accident involving an ambulance which has overturned.

The lane is closed between Junction 35 A473 (Pencoed) and Junction 34 A4119 (Miskin).

At approximately 11.40am this morning, Tuesday 19 April, we had reports that one of our Patient Care Service vehicles had left the eastbound carriageway of the M4 between junctions 34 and 35.

One of the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team vehicles was passing the scene and stopped to support, and we also sent a paramedic in a rapid response car and a crew in an emergency ambulance.

The male driver of the vehicle, the sole occupant, has been taken to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening

– Welsh Ambulance Service

Travelling without a seatbelt 'not worth the risk'

More than 1,400 people across Wales were stopped by police officers last month for not wearing a seatbelt whilst in the car.

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All four police forces carried out a 'Seatbelt Campaign' to raise awareness among drivers and passengers of the dangers of not wearing one.

Dyfed Powys Police stopped 958 people whilst Gwent Police recorded the lowest figure of 46.

In comparison to the last year's campaign where 1,257 people across Wales were stopped by officers.

The risk of being seriously injured or killed rises dramatically if a decision is taken to commit not to wear one and I want people to be aware of the devastating affect it can have and make a conscious decision not to take any chances.

Our aim is to save lives and prevent families from having to deal with the aftermath of a collision in which someone is not wearing a seatbelt.

– Sergeant Alun Davies, North Wales Police
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