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Severe disruption: M4 Newport eastbound

BBC News Travel

M4 Newport eastbound severe disruption, from J25 for B4596 to J24 for A449.

M4 Newport - It's very slow on M4 eastbound from J25, B4596 (Caerleon) to J24, A449 (Coldra), because of a vehicle on fire. On the hard shoulder.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Newport striker Padraig Amond

Michael Pearlman

BBC Sport Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium

Goals from Padraig Amond and Joss Labadie send Newport into the FA Cup second round as they beat Grimsby in a replay.

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Severe accident: M5 Bristol southbound

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M5 Bristol southbound severe accident, from J17 for A4018 to J18 for M49.

M5 Bristol - Two lanes closed and it's very slow on M5 southbound from J17, A4018 (Cribbs Causeway) in Gloucestershire to J18 M49 in City of Bristol, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M4 Monmouthshire eastbound

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M4 Monmouthshire eastbound severe disruption, from J23 for M48 to M4.

M4 Monmouthshire - One lane blocked on M4 eastbound from J23 M48 to M4, Prince of Wales Bridge, because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M4 Bristol eastbound

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M4 Bristol eastbound severe disruption, between J20 for M5 J15 and J19 for M32.

M4 Bristol - One lane closed and it's slow on M4 eastbound in Gloucestershire between J20, M5 J15 (Almondsbury Interchange) and J19, M32 (Bristol), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

The Wave sessions suspended after surfers 'disappointed'

Surfers
BBC

The West's new inland surfing lake, The Wave, at Easter Compton - has suspended its intermediate sessions after disappointed feedback from some surfers.

The attraction, which opened less than a month ago, will continue to run beginner and advanced sessions.

But their intermediate setting wasn't performing as hoped - so it's refunded bookings and will switch to a different option, once it's been properly risk-assessed.

Severe accident: M5 Gloucestershire northbound

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M5 Gloucestershire northbound severe accident, between J14 for B4509 Thornbury and J13 for A419.

M5 Gloucestershire - M5 partially blocked and queues northbound between J14, B4509 (Thornbury) and J13, A419 (Stroud), because of an accident and debris on the road.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M4 Newport westbound

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M4 Newport westbound severe disruption, at J25A for A4042 Newport.

M4 Newport - M4 entry slip road partially blocked and it's slow westbound at J25a, A4042 (Newport), because of a lorry that's broken down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M5 Bristol northbound

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M5 Bristol northbound severe accident, after J15 for M4 J20.

M5 Bristol - One lane closed and it's slow on M5 northbound in Gloucestershire after J15, M4 J20 (Almondsbury Interchange), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M4 Bristol westbound

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M4 Bristol westbound severe disruption, between J19 for M32 and J20 for M5 J15.

M4 Bristol - One lane closed and it's heavy on M4 westbound in Gloucestershire between J19, M32 (Bristol) and J20, M5 J15 (Almondsbury Interchange), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Man seriously hurt as arm gets 'stuck in machinery'

Gavin Kermack

Reporter, BBC Hereford & Worcester

A man's been badly hurt after his arm got caught in machinery on an industrial estate.

The emergency services were called to Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas, Hereford, just after midday.

Firefighters had to cut the man free from the machine and he was airlifted to hospital in what police said was a serious, but stable condition.

Severe accident: M5 Bristol northbound

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M5 Bristol northbound severe accident, from J17 for A4018 to J16 for A38 Gloucester Road.

M5 Bristol - M5 in Gloucestershire partially blocked and queues northbound from J17, A4018 (Cribbs Causeway) to J16, A38 (Aztec West), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M4 Bristol westbound

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M4 Bristol westbound severe disruption, from J22 for M49 to J23 for M48.

M4 Bristol - One lane closed on M4 Prince of Wales Bridge westbound in Monmouthshire from J22 M49 to J23 M48, because of a police investigation. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Fraud charges after 'elderly targeted in Hereford'

BBC Hereford and Worcester

Two men from London have been charged with fraud offences after police said several elderly people have been targeted in Hereford.

The pair, aged 23 and 22, are each facing a count of conspiracy to commit fraud and one of possession of cannabis and are due to appear before magistrates today.

While West Mercia Police haven't released more details of the incidents, they have said people should be on their guard to bogus callers and telephone scams.

Severe disruption: M48 Gloucestershire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M48 Gloucestershire eastbound severe disruption, at J1 for A403.

M48 Gloucestershire - One lane blocked on M48 eastbound at J1, A403 (Aust), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M4 Bristol westbound

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M4 Bristol westbound severe disruption, from J22 for M49 to M48.

M4 Bristol - Lorry that's broken down and a shed load on M4 Prince of Wales Bridge westbound from J22 M49 in Gloucestershire to M48 in Monmouthshire.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A417 Gloucestershire both ways

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A417 Gloucestershire both ways severe disruption, between A40 and White Hart Inn.

A417 Gloucestershire - A417 in Maisemore closed in both directions between Over roundabout and the White Hart Inn junction, because of flooding.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M4 Bristol westbound

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M4 Bristol westbound severe accident, from J22 for M49 to J23 for M48.

M4 Bristol - One lane closed and it's heavy on M4 westbound from J22 M49 in Gloucestershire to J23 M48 in Monmouthshire, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M48 Gloucestershire westbound

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M48 Gloucestershire westbound severe disruption, between J1 for A403 and J2 for A466 Wye Valley Link Road.

M48 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M48 Severn Bridge westbound in Monmouthshire between J1, A403 (Aust) and J2, A466 (Chepstow), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M48 Gloucestershire westbound

BBC News Travel

M48 Gloucestershire westbound severe disruption, between J1 for A403 and J2 for A466 Wye Valley Link Road.

M48 Gloucestershire - Strong winds on M48 Severn Bridge westbound in Monmouthshire between J1, A403 (Aust) and J2, A466 (Chepstow). Matrix sign set to 40 mph.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M5 Bristol northbound

BBC News Travel

M5 Bristol northbound severe disruption, at J16 for A38 Gloucester Road.

M5 Bristol - M5 in Gloucestershire lane closed on entry slip road and it's slow northbound at J16, A38 (Aztec West), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A4110 Herefordshire both ways

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A4110 Herefordshire both ways severe accident, between A4110 and A4103.

A4110 Herefordshire - A4110 Canon Pyon Road in Portway blocked in both directions between the A4110 junction and the A4103 junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M50 Gloucestershire westbound

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M50 Gloucestershire westbound severe disruption, between J2 for A417 and J3 for B4221.

M50 Gloucestershire - One lane closed on M50 westbound between J2, A417 (Ledbury) and J3, B4221 (Newent), because of a police investigation. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Levels to peak on Wye this afternoon

The River Wye in Hereford is expected to peak sometime this afternoon, but further downstream it could continue rising until tomorrow morning.

This is how it looked a short time ago, near the Old Bridge.

Hereford
BBC
Hereford
BBC

Severe disruption: M48 Monmouthshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M48 Monmouthshire eastbound severe disruption, between J2 for A466 Wye Valley Link Road and J1 for A403.

M48 Monmouthshire - Lane closed on M48 eastbound between J2, A466 (Chepstow) and J1, A403 (Aust), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

School transport cancellations for Friday

Allen Cook

BBC News

Parents are already being warned some school transport services in Herefordshire will be disrupted on Friday due to the flooding.

Among the issues already on the Herefordshire Council website are that there'll be no Yeomans services to Eardisland or Dilwyn Common.

The coach service to all Hereford sixth form or further education colleges is also cancelled on Friday.

The authority says there could be more disruption and parents should keep checking its website.

Flooding shuts another railway line

BBC News Travel

Another railway line's had to be closed due to flooding.

Great Western Railway tweeted it was shut between Great Malvern and Hereford and all services between those stations could be cancelled or revised.

It adds to the major problems affecting services across the Midlands this evening with National Rail Enquiries saying there are multiple incidents across the region.

To give you an idea of the severity of the flooding in the area, Network Rail tweeted this photo of the tunnel between Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon:

Flooded tunnel
Network Rail

Severe disruption: A466 Monmouthshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A466 Monmouthshire both ways severe disruption, between Wyesham Avenue and Newland Turn Off.

A466 Monmouthshire - A466 Redbrook Road in Monmouth closed in both directions between the Wyesham Avenue junction and the Newland Turn Off junction, because of flooding.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Worker heads home on flood-affected roads

Hylton Road, in Worcester, is due to be closed at 18:30 GMT for three hours for flood pump installation.

A flood warning has been issued for the River Severn in the city after heavy rain.

Lucy Frayne
BBC

Lucy Frayne, who works as an energy officer for a housing group, said she was setting off on a journey back to Hereford where she lives.