Bristol news M4 hit with eight miles of queues after lorry fire shuts bridge PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Prince of Wales bridge was fully shut for six hours

Bristol news M4 hit with eight miles of queues after lorry fire shuts bridge PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The Prince of Wales bridge was fully shut for six hours

Bristol news  M4 hit with eight miles of queues after lorry fire shuts bridge PremierLeague-News.Com
22 June 2022 - 20:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! There were eight miles of queues and delays of 90 minutes on the M4 after a lorry caught fire this afternoon. The M4 was closed westbound at around 3pm after a lorry fire on the Prince of Wales bridge and remained fully shut for six hours until 9pm. The lorry was carrying 24 pallets of wine, according to the fire service, and no injuries have been reported. Dramatic images from the fire showed the lorry completely burnt out and a large presence of emergency services. The fire had been extinguished by 5.30pm, but recovery of the burnt out lorry is understood to not have taken place yet. An inspector is also on scene to assess damage to the bridge cables caused by the fire. Read more: Two people rushed to hospital after serious collision There have been severe delays in the area as a result of this, with queues being exacerbated by a planned lane closure on the diversion via the M48 Severn Bridge. At 8.40pm, Avon and Somerset Police said: "Work's ongoing to reopen the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge w-bound after the earlier fire. "One lane will hopefully open within 30mins but traffic could take up to 2hrs to clear.

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." Just after 9pm, National Highways confirmed the bridge was in the process of being reopened. it said: "The entry slip road from the #M49 is open and the closures are being removed to access the bridge from the #M4 westbound." (Image: Colin Dixon) This is the latest update from National Highways: "The M4 in Gloucestershire is closed westbound between J22 and J23 (Prince of Wales Bridge) due to a lorry fire. "The fire has been extinguished and recovery of the burnt out lorry is taking place. An inspector is also on scene to assess damage to the bridge cables caused by the fire." Diversion details Road users are advised to follow the hollow triangle diversion symbol on road signs: Leave the M4 at J21 and join the M48 westbound and use the M48 Severn Bridge Follow the M48 back to J23 of the M4 to continue your journey National Highways said: "Please note there is a planned lane closure on the M48 Severn Bridge so delays are to be expected on the diversion route. There is currently 8 miles of congestion on approach on the M4 westbound leading back to J19 (Bristol). This is causing delays of 90 mins above normal travel time. "If this closure impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time. Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey." Read next: Two people rushed to hospital after serious collision How National Crime Agency caught human traffickers Bristol car wash couple jailed for human trafficking of Slovakian immigrants South Bristol fire LIVE as large plumes of smoke rise into the sky Traffic updates as lorry carrying wine burns on M4 Read More Related Articles Pub-goer's outrage as Wetherspoon installs CCTV in toilets Read More Related Articles Eastville Park Lido plans move a step closer

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