M4 reopens after lorry fire at tolls closed Second Severn Crossing

The westbound M4 has reopened six hours after a lorry fire close to the Second Severn Crossing tolls caused the road to be closed for safety reasons.

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Long tailbacks on the M48 Severn Bridge after lorry fire

There are long tailbacks on the M4 this evening as the Second Severn Crossing is still closed westbound. Credit: Traffic England

There are long tailbacks on the M48 Severn Bridge as the M4 Second Severn Crossing remains closed after a lorry fire.

The eastbound carriageway of the M4 is open, but Gwent Police says the westbound carriageway will remain closed for the time being with no estimate as to when it will reopen.

Drivers are being diverted via the old Severn Bridge with queues of around four-miles back along the motorway.

It's bumper to bumper traffic on the M48 this evening. Credit: ITV News/Sarah Drew

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