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Summary

  1. M4 reopens westbound from J13 to J14
  2. HGV driver taken to hospital with serious injuries after two lorry collision
  3. Police appealing for witnesses after crash at 02.38 GMT

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. All clear on the M4

    Rob England

    BBC News online

    Things seem to be running smoothly on the M4 now after the interesting morning we've had.

    We're closing our live coverage for now, but for all your latest news, travel, weather and sport visit our daily live page.

  2. How long did it take for you to get to work today on the M4?

    Rob England

    BBC News online

    Some drivers this morning had it worse than others...

    View more on twitter
  3. South Central Ambulance update on J13 HGV crash

    Rob England

    BBC News online

    I've just spoken to a South Central Ambulance spokesperson who gave us these details:

    • They received the call to attend the scene at approximately 02:50 GMT, a rapid response unit responded.
    • Two lorries were involved in the collision, the first going into the central reservation and hitting the second.
    • The driver of the first vehicle complained of chest pains, and was taken to John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.
  4. BreakingM4 reopens at J13

    We have had a number of calls from drivers who tell us that the M4 is now back open at junction 13.

    It has been closed since 02:45 GMT following a collision between two HGVs.

    More as we get it.

  5. M4 closure: What we know so far

    John Hudson

    BBC Berkshire

    A lorry driver has been seriously injured in a collision involving two HGVs that has left the M4 closed until at least 14:00 GMT.

    The crash happened on the M4 westbound in Berkshire between Junction 13 and Junction 14 just after 02:30 GMT.

    The road is closed away from London between the two junctions, causing queues on the M4, the A34 and in Newbury.

    One of the lorry drivers has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

    Crashed lorry on M4
  6. Travel latest: M4 still closed at J13

    Mandy O'Neale

    BBC Berkshire travel presenter

    • The M4 at Junction 13 is still closed and expected to open at around 14:30. There are still 6.5 miles of queuing traffic on the London-bound side of M4 between Junction 13 and 14.
    • The Newbury Bypass is still solid with traffic right back to the Highclere junction at the A343. 
    • Newbury town centre and the surrounding area is currently gridlocked.
    • There is 3.5 miles of traffic on the A4 towards Newbury, but the A4 Newbury to Reading is looking a lot better.
    • Try to avoid the M4 stretch between Junction 12 and 13 as there are currently 7 miles queues.
  7. BreakingM4 Junction 7 reopens

    Mandy O'Neale

    BBC Berkshire travel presenter

    The closed lanes on the M4 at Junction 7 have now reopened but the slip road at junction 6 is still closed.

  8. Travel update: M4 Junction 7 rolling road block

    Mandy O'Neale

    BBC Berkshire travel presenter

    A rolling road block has been put in place at Junction 7 on the M4. This could mean the road is being checked for debris before reopening.

  9. Travel updates

    Mandy O'Neale

    BBC Berkshire travel presenter

    • M4 closed westbound J13-J15 westbound after crash involving two lorries at J13. There are now 7.5 miles of traffic Swindon bound approaching J13 and 7 miles of traffic towards J14 from Swindon
    • A34 northbound towards J13 there are 6.5 mile queues on the Newbury bypass
    • A34 southbound towards the M4 there are now 4 mile queues from East Ilsley.
    • Near Slough on the M4 at junction 7 two lanes closed westbound
    • M4 London-bound there are 5 mile queues before Junction 8/9
  10. Travel: M4 Junction 13 update

    Mandy O'Neale

    BBC Berkshire travel presenter

    The traffic lights have been switched off at Chievely interchange roundabout to help with traffic flow.

  11. M4 collision: Police appeal for witnesses

    A lorry driver has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a collision on the M4 this morning.

    Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to the collision between two HGVs which happened at 02.38 GMT between Junction 13 at Chievely and Junction 14 at Hungerford.

    No arrests have been made.

    Quote Message: We are appealing for anyone who was travelling on the M4 in either direction this morning between the times of 2.30am and 3am near to Junction 13 and 14 of the M4 Westbound to come forward as they may have information to help us with our investigation. from Sergeant Tony Griffiths Investigating Officer
    Sergeant Tony GriffithsInvestigating Officer
  12. Travel update: Newbury is 'just chaos'

    More callers stuck in traffic this morning have let BBC Radio Berkshire know what's going on in their area.

    Quote Message: I'm stuck in traffic around Newbury coming out of Lambourne on the A338. Everything is gridlocked at J14 north of the M4. Everything is coming off at the A34 at Wantage to try and avoid junction 13, so there's about 2 miles of solid traffic trying to get away from junction 14. People are also trying to use the back roads to get into Newbury and that's causing a mile and a half of traffic getting off the B4000. The A4 is also gridlocked going towards Newbury and the A34 is solid northbound towards Tot Hill. It's just chaos in Newbury. from Christopher in Newbury
    Christopher in Newbury
  13. M4 at junction 6 looks 'just grim'

    Quote Message: In the queue on the slip road past junction 6 it's just grim, I was caught right the way back at junction 4b for the M25 heading westbound. Nothing is moving very quickly. Heading toward the lane closure they've closed two of the lanes up ahead and busy rush hour traffic is trying to squeeze through one lane. from Leona Smart BBC Berkshire reporter
    Leona SmartBBC Berkshire reporter