A40 Eastbound in Gloucester has re-opened and the traffic is easing following an accident.
The A40 Eastbound is closed due to accident.
A collision involving a car and cyclist between A38 Tewkesbury Road (Longford Roundabout) and B4063 Cheltenham Road East (Elmbridge Court Roundabout).
Very slow traffic in surrounding area.
Much of the South West's main routes have been listed as "easter traffic hotspots" by the RAC. Drivers are being warned to plan ahead.Read the full story ›
Wiltshire Council is advising motorists to take extra care on the roads this morning (19 February) with warnings of ice.
Gritting crews have been out on the roads since 4am, but people should be careful, especially on untreated back routes:
Take care out this morning, we have had some rain in the north crews are out retreating slowdown and #THINKICE wherever you are safe journey
A study into road behaviour in Wiltshire could help inspire a country-wide removal of white line markings in an attempt to slow drivers down.
The study by Wiltshire County Council between 1997 and 2003 found that not reinstating the centre lines on a number of resurfacing sites led to a reduction in injury, collisions and traffic speeds.
Research has shown motorists drive more slowly on roads without the central white line - cutting average speeds by 13%.
The Times reports that following trials in Wiltshire, London and Derby, pilot schemes have been drawn up in north Norfolk.
In a trial study, TFL found "centre line removal introduces an element of uncertainty which is reflected in lower speeds”.
The study suggeststhe centre line can provide drivers with a sense of confidence that no other drivers will "encroach" on their side of the road, and that some drivers may position themselves right next to the central white line because they believe it to be their right to do so - a practice that can lead to increased risk of collisions.
There is some opposition to the plans however - Paul Watters, head of roads policy at the AA told the Times "a simple pot of paint can save lives".
Police are appealing for witnesses after a trolley was thrown onto the M4 motorway between junctions 18 and 19 early this morning.
It was on the eastbound carriageway near the Pucklechurch Road overbridge on the B4465 Westerleigh Road.
Two vehicles hit it and were damaged.
This constitutes a serious risk to life and anyone who has information or has seen anything that may be linked is urged to contact police
According to the RAC, £190,000 was paid out in compensation for damage caused by potholes in the West Country last year.
They say over five hundred motorists made successful claims.
Wiltshire saw the biggest number with 433 claimants, costing the authority more than a £120,000.
We'd like to see more money being put into the road network by central government. This is a vital part of our infrastructure and we need to look after it. After the war there were two million cars on the road, now there are nine million cars. Road capacity hasn't increased anything like that. We need to recognise how busy our roads are and we need to fund them properly.
It's promising to be one of the busiest weekends of the year on the region's roads, as the school summer holidays get underway. Industry leaders say they've seen a drop in bookings over the last couple of months compared to previous years but they're hoping sunny summer weather will help boost bookings.
After a number of serious accidents in recent weeks there are plans to try to improve the A361 North Devon Link Road.
Two women died last month on the same day that another five were badly injured in a separate collision. Devon County Council will this week begin investigating the cost of building extra overtaking lanes and improving roundabouts and notorious junctions.
Drivers are being urged to make sure they are prepared for the winter. The Highways Agency wants everyone to have things like a blanket and thermos flask in their car, as well as making sure tyres are in a good condition.
Meanwhile councils in the region say they are well prepared for the winter, with most reporting an increase in their grit and salt supplies