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Footage of large lorry fire on M4

Video of lorry fire on the M4 between Swindon and Chippenham.

Emergency services were called out on Thursday to what they described as a "substantial vehicle fire".

Eugene Reilly saw the blaze took hold:

The main carriageway re-opened, but the carriageway surface needs further inspection.


Seven vehicle crash on M4 near Bristol

It's not yet known whether those involved have been seriously hurt Credit: ITV News

Two lanes are closed on the M4 after a crash involving at least six cars and a lorry.

It's between J19 (Bristol) and J20 (the Almondsbury Interchange) and is affecting traffic back to J18.

Normal traffic conditions aren't expected to resume until at least 16:45.

Accident on the M4 between Bristol and Bath

The restrictions are likely to be in place for some time. Credit: ITV News

A full police investigation is underway after an accident on the M4 Eastbound this morning (7 June)

A single car was involved from around 3am between J19 (Bristol) and J18 (Bath).

Two lanes are closed and a speed restriction of 50mph is in place while police investigate.

Is this the most dangerous road in the West?

An FOI request has revealed the top speeds reached by motorists. Credit: ITV News

A stretch of the M4 near Bristol has recorded some of the fastest speeding motorists in the region.

A Freedom of Information request shows that four drivers were found to be travelling at more than 130 miles per hour between the M32 and the Almondsbury interchange (J20 - J19).

The top speed recorded was 144mph - almost double the 70mph speed limit.

Dorset Police have also reported some high-speed drivers. One incident on the A35 Puddletown Bypass saw a driver reach a limit of 118 mph.

Even more worryingly, the county also reported three drivers who were speeding at more than 75 mph in 30 mph zones.

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