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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Lorry fire closes M4 at Second Severn Crossing

This photo was taken by police helicopter NPAS Filton showing queues backing up over the bridge. Credit: NPAS Filton

A lorry fire close to the M4 tolls has closed the motorway leaving drivers being diverted over the M48 Severn Bridge.

Initially the westbound carriageway was closed, but Traffic Wales says the motorway is now closed in both directions.

South Wales Fire Service says it was called at around 12:47pm and has requested assistance from the Avon and Somerset service. The fire is understood to involve a large quantity of hay.

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