Severe delays are expected on the M32 into Bristol due to a fire.

The affected slip road passes over the River Frome and a waste storage yard at the Tesco Extra at Eastgate Retail Park.

The fire has caused significant damage underneath the slip road at junction 2, B4058 Stapleton Road (Eastville).

It was reported just before 10pm last night (Sunday 24 February).

The road will remain closed while the extent of the damage is determined.

Drivers heading for Bristol from the South are advised to take the M32 northbound to junction 1 (Hambrook) and return via the M32 southbound to junction 2 (Eastville).

Junction 1 and the M32 southbound are expected to be heavily congested.

The M32 junction 1, and M4 junction 19 (M32 interchange) will also be affected, as well as the local road network.

Drivers who might be affected are advised to leave lots of extra time before they travel.