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Prince of Wales Bridge closed after lorry crashes off M4

Credit: Huw Evans Agency

The Prince of Wales Bridge is closed in both directions after a lorry drove down the embankment and onto land alongside the M4 Westbound.

The lorry is believed to have hit the central reservation and then ended up off the road.

Gwent Police are at the scene and are advising motorist to avoid the area due to the heavy traffic.

M4 Prince of Wales Bridge closed in both directions Credit: Traffic Wales

The M4 westbound road is closed and police say they expect it will be closed all day and into the evening.

Traffic is being diverted on to the M48 where traffic is will be heavier than usual.

An Air Ambulance is on the scene and South Western Ambulance Service has confirmed that one male casualty has been taken to hospital by air ambulance. Their condition is not yet known.

Police officers, along with South Wales Ambulance Service, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Highways and the Heli-med are currently on the scene.

We currently do not believe that any other motorists have been injured.

– Gwent Police spokeswoman

Gwent Police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened to get in touch with them.

Highways England, which operates the bridge, has warned people to expect long delays.

M4 Prince of Wales Bridge closed in both directions Credit: Traffic Wales