All traffic on the M48 Severn Bridge was brought to a standstill this afternoon (Wednesday, September 22) due to a ‘medical emergency.’
Traffic was held in both directions between J1 in Aust and J2 in Chepstow as ‘about 10’ emergency vehicles – including an air ambulance and the police helicopter – attended the scene.
Gwent Police has since confirmed a man has been taken to hospital following concerns for his safety.
A police spokesperson said: “We received a report of a concern for the safety of a man near to the M48 Severn Bridge, Chepstow, today.
“The road was closed but has since re-opened at 12.52pm.
“The man has been taken to hospital.”
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At around 11.30am one lane of the M48 Westbound was closed, with traffic in both directions being brought to a halt at around 12.30pm.
The most recent update from traffic monitoring site Inrix reads: “Slow traffic due to earlier medical incident on M48 in both directions from J1 A403 (Aust) to J2 A466 Wye Valley Link Road (Chepstow).
“Both directions have re-opened and delays are beginning to ease.”
You can read more on the incident here.
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