Motorway reopens following two lorry crash near Swindon

THE M4 has reopened all lanes following an earlier incident involving two lorries, though slight delays may be ongoing.

Two HGVS collided on the westbound carriageway on the M4 between junctions 16 and 16 at around 3am, causing damage to an extensive section of the central reservation barrier.

Both eastbound and westbound carriageways were initially closed as the National Highways’ teams worked to repair a 50-metre section of barrier.

The National Highways Agency have now confirmed all lanes have reopened and repairs have been completed. They said: “slight residual delays should now begin to ease.”

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “Shortly before 3am today we were called to a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the westbound carriageway of the M4 between junctions 15 and 16.

“It involved two HGVs and damage was caused to the central reservation. The driver of one of the vehicles has been taken to Great Western Hospital.

“The westbound carriageway is currently completely closed between those two junctions, while only one lane is open on the eastbound carriageway.

“Teams are working to clear the scene and we hope to have an update later this morning.

“We would like to thank everyone for their patience and advise people to find alternative routes.”

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