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Real-time updates as truck fire closes M4 in Newport

Part of the M4 is shut down after a truck fire has blocked traffic.

The HGV was ablaze on the eastbound carriageway near junction 26 Malpas.

All traffic is temporarily held back due to the fire and the firemen and police are on the spot.

The road is closed in both directions between junction 28 of Tredegar Park and junction 26 causing long queues.

Gwent police said the truck driver is out of the vehicle and not injured. The force urged motorists to avoid the area and detours are taking place.

There have also been road closures on the A48 Southern Distributor Road in Newport following a previous four car accident.



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