Police urge drivers to stay clear of M4 after lorry crash
Drivers have been advised to steer clear of the M4 near Bristol today after a lorry crash.
The HGV overturned on the M4 eastbound between junctions 20 and 21, spilling 20 tonnes of grain.
The driver escaped injury but there is major traffic congestion in both directions in the area.
The incident has prompted the police to release a statement warning motorists to stay away as disruption is likely to continue throughout the day.
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Avon and Somerset Poilce said: "Motorists are being advised to be patient and avoid the motorway network on the M4 eastbound between junctions 19 and 20.
"It follows a road traffic collision involving an artic lorry on the carriageway which has overturned. There are no reported injuries however the incident has caused major traffic disruption and this is likely to continue throughout the day.
"The matter has been handed to highways who are currently at the scene and dealing.
"Any motorists who need to make trips are advised to avoid the area and take an alternative route."
Latest reports from the scene say the M4 is blocked eastbound between junctions 21 and 20 and just the hard shoulder is open on the westbound carriageway.
Stationary traffic is stretching back to junction 22, the Second Severn Crossing.