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Lorry spill shuts all lanes on M4 westbound between Newbury and Hungerford Newtown

UPDATE, 7pm: Two lanes on the M4 remain closed this evening after a lorry crash in the earlier hours of this morning.

There are currently around three miles of tailbacks, causing 45-minute delays to journeys through West Berkshire.

The lane closures are in place on the eastbound carriageway between junction 14 for Hungerford and junction 13 at Chieveley.

The M4 is currently shut through part of West Berkshire.

The westbound carriageway is currently closed between junctions 13 (Newbury) and 14 (Hungerford Newtown) due to a collision involving a lorry which has crossed through the central reservation barrier.

The vehicle’s fuel tank ruptured, causing a large diesel spillage.

All lanes are closed on the M4 westbound in West Berkshire
All lanes are closed on the M4 westbound in West Berkshire

All three lanes, including the M4 westbound entry slip at junction 13, are closed for emergency resurfacing works.

The works are expected to last until at least 3pm today (Wednesday).

Diverted traffic is advised to follow the hollow square diversion symbol on road signs: exit at J13 and take A34 south; exit at Speen junction and take the A4 westbound (towards Hungerford; at roundabout in Eddington take the second exit on to the A338 Eddington Hill; and remain on the A338 to J14 of M4.

Please plan your route ahead of travelling and allow extra time for your journey.

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