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M4 traffic chaos as car 'bursts into flames in hedge' – emergency services on scene

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Emergency services were called to the scene between junctions 16 (Swindon) and 17 (Chippenham). A witness said there was a “car fire in a hedge” along the stretch of the road. It is not known if there have been any injuries.

There are currently severe delays on the motorway in both directions, with the westbound carriageway closed or partially closed to traffic whilst 999 crews work at the incident.

National Highways said emergency services are dealing with a collision, resulting in the closure of two lanes westbound.

The agency is reporting tailbacks of around five miles past the scene.

“Please add an extra 45 minutes on to your current journey time”, a spokesperson for National Highways said.

National Highways: South-West tweeted: “2 (of 3) lanes closed on the #M4 westbound between J16 (near #Swindon) and J17 (#Chippenham) following a collision.

“All emergency services on scene.

“There is approx. 5 miles of slow-moving traffic back to J16.

“Please add an extra 45 minutes on to your current journey time.”

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“It is expected to remain closed for some time.

“Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

“Delays are expected in the area.”

All lanes reopened.



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