21 September 2020 18:37
Part of the M4 is closed following a crash in Swansea. The section of road is closed in both directions and there is queuing traffic between J44 A4230 (Llansamlet) and J43 A465 (Llandarcy). Cameras show a large amount of trapped traffic at the scene, and traffic monitors say an incident is believed to have happened between a car and a motorbike. Emergency services are the scene and police have advised motorists to avoid the area. Live updates below The M4 has been closed in both directions following a serious crash near Swansea, Wales.
Drivers have been warned the route will remain shut for a 'significant period of time'. The collision occurred this afternoon (September 21) between J43 (Llandarcy Interchange) and J44 (Lon Las). Police are at the scene, and officers have urged people to 'avoid the area'. A spokesperson for South Wales Police tweeted: "We're at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the M4 near junction 43 (Llandarcy). "The road is closed in both directions.
Emergency services are at the scene of a crash involving a motorbike and a car between junction 43, for Llandarcy, and junction 44 for Llansamlet. Six miles of tailbacks are stretching to junction 46 eastbound and three miles to junction 41 westbound, while roads into Swansea are also congested. Motorists have been advised to avoid the area. Diversions are in place along the A4230 through Skewen and the A465 past Neath, though roads into Neath and Briton Ferry are also busy. The motorway is expected to remain closed for a "significant period" of time, according to Traffic Wales.