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Lane on M4 at Newport blocked due to 'dog on road'

There are tailbacks on the M4 at Newport this evening as rescuers try to get a dog off the motorway.

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One lane is blocked and there is queueing traffic due to three cars and a dog in the road on M4 Westbound between J27 B4591 (Highcross) and J28 A48 / A467 Forge Road (Tredegar Park).

Lane one is blocked by the three cars, who are trying to assist with the retrieval of the dog says Traffic Wales.

Police are holding traffic back, whilst the dog is safely retrieved from the carriageway.

– Traffic Wales

Road reopens following morning accident

The outbound and inbound lanes of the A4232 have reopened says Cardiff Council.

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Traffic chaos to continue due to chemical spillage

Traffic chaos in and around Cardiff could last well into Wednesday afternoon.

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Vale of Glamorgan Council says severe traffic delays on routes into Cardiff and to the M4 were caused by a lorry carrying 26 tons of caustic waste which was in collision with three other vehicles on the A4232, the Cardiff Bay to M4 link road.

The South Wales Trunk Road Agency, South Wales Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service remain at scene and Natural Resources Wales have been alerted to the spillage.

The road will remain closed for approximately six hours to allow for barrier repairs.

Congestion is expectedto remain on A48 inbound up to J29, Coryton, Manor Way, Culverhouse Cross, A48 (Tumble) and Cowbridge Road West which are the main diversion routes.

Severe delays are also being experienced on routes linking to the A48 and the A4050 (Port Road).

Motorists are advised to allow considerable extra time for journeys on these roads.

A4232 expected to be closed for six hours

Cardiff Council has tweeted that the overturned tanker on the A4232, is likely to mean the road is shut for six hours.

Long queues after commuter route closure

There are queues (in red) around the capital. Credit: Google Maps

This morning's accident has led to long delays on the major routes into the capital.

The M4, A470, A48 East and Westbound and the A48M all have delays.

There are no estimates on when the A4232 will reopen.

Queues stretch back to the A4119 just outside Creigiau Credit: Zoe Thomas
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Major commuter route into Cardiff closed

A busy commuter road into and out of Cardiff has been closed after an accident.

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Police and the fire service are dealing with the accident. The road is closed between the M4 and Culverhouse Cross.

They say it involves a lorry and two cars. Those involved have minor injuries but because the lorry has overturned the carriageway is likely to be closed for several hours.

Chemicals have spilled across both carriageways.

Police say motorists are advised to avoid the area to ease congestion.

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