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Traffic News Daily

Published: 24 September 2020
By Chris Haycock



Today''s Major Traffic Incidents

M4 Eastbound - M4 eastbound between J18 and J17 | Eastbound | Overturned Vehicle Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J18 and J17 . Reason : Accident involving an overturned vehicle. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 09:15 and 09:30 on 24 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:15 and 09:30 on 24 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed. Previous Reason : Following an earlier accident.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 8.53 miles NE of Bath.

M4 Westbound - M4 westbound between J17 and J18 | Westbound | Accident Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J17 and J18 . Reason : Road traffic collision. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 09:15 and 09:30 on 24 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:45 and 10:00 on 24 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 3.77 miles E of Chippenham.

M4 Eastbound - M4 J18 eastbound access | Eastbound | Accident Location : The M4 eastbound entry slip at junction J18 . Reason : Road traffic collision. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 09:15 and 09:30 on 24 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:15 and 09:30 on 24 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 8.52 miles NE of Bath.

M4 Westbound - M4 J17 westbound access | Westbound | Accident Location : The M4 westbound entry slip at junction J17 . Reason : Road traffic collision. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 09:15 and 09:30 on 24 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:15 and 09:30 on 24 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 3.77 miles E of Chippenham.

A47 Eastbound - A47 eastbound between A1117 and roundabout east of A1144 (north Lowestoft) | Eastbound | RoadOrCarriagewayOrLaneManagement Location : The A47 eastbound between the junctions with the A1117 and the A1144 north Lowestoft. Reason : Road Management. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 06:15 and 06:30 on 24 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 06:15 and 06:30 on 24 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 1.49 miles NW of Lowestoft.

A47 Westbound - A47 westbound between roundabout east of A1144 (north Lowestoft) and A1117 | Westbound | RoadOrCarriagewayOrLaneManagement Location : The A47 westbound between the junctions with the A1144 north Lowestoft and the A1117 . Reason : Road Management. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 06:15 and 06:30 on 24 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 06:15 and 06:30 on 24 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 0.33 miles of Lowestoft.

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Coroner ServicePACTS evidence to HoC Justice Committee inquiry The House of Commons Justice Committee is holding an inquiry into the Coroner Service. PACTS submitted evidence relating to our work on suicides on the road collision investigation and prevention of future death reports. The Committee has now published it: 2020 Justice Committee Coroners Service (Transport Wales)

MoD must award Clyde contract Brown calls for urgent clarity on Type 26 Combat Ships. (Transport Scotland)

More efficient and effective management Firth of Forth transport Scottish Parliament passes Bill for new operating company (Transport Scotland)

PACTS urges Government to inform public of full risks of car v public transport, not just Covid PACTS has written (2nd September) to the Secretary of State for Transport to urge the government to inform the public of the full risks of travel by road compared with public transport, and not only those relating to coronavirus. The letter is published here: PACTS to SoS Covid & PT 02Sept2020. There is now a unique opportunity to shift to a cleaner, greener, safer transport system. The Government has implemented [] (Transport Wales)

ITC debates alternative fuels in transport The ITC’s Winter Discussion Evening was held on the 12th February exploring how to scale up alternative fuels in transport. Guests heard from an expert panel including James Lyon (Shell), Professor David Cebon (Cambridge University) and Mike Muldoon (Alstom) and a lively debate followed. For a report on the discussion please click here. (Transport Wales)


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