ONE lane on the M48 Severn Bridge has been forced to close both ways due to high winds.

The Matrix sign has been set to 40mph and it is lane two which has been closed to protect vehicles being blown into adjacent lanes.

All westbound traffic is coming off the motorway, around the roundabout and then back onto the carriageway in case the bridge needs to close quickly.

Elsewhere the usual morning traffic has begun to build across the region.

There is heavy traffic on the M4 moving towards Bristol.

In the Stroud district the B4008 Gloucester Road, Stonehouse is moving very slowly due to temporary traffic lights as is the A419 Bristol Road.

Roadworks and temporary traffic lights are also causing a hold up on the B4058 in Horsley, Horsley Hill is closed.

Traffic is moving slowly on the B4008 Stroud Green due to temporary traffic lights and electricity work.

In Cirencester area the B4696 remains closed at Green Hill due to bridge maintenance work.