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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M4 to stay closed until at least 3.15pm, police say

The queues have gone now, but Gwent Police says the road will remain closed for the time being. Credit: Traffic England

Police say the M4 will remain closed in both directions at the Second Severn Crossing until at least 3.15pm.

Emergency services were called to a hay lorry on fire close to the tolls at around 12:50pm. No one was injured, but the road has been closed on safety ground due to the amount of smoke.

Gwent Police says the situation will be re-assessed at 3:15pm to see if the motorway can be reopened.

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