DRIVERS are being warned about delays following a serious overnight collision along the M4.

The eastbound carriageway between junctions 22 and 21 of the M4 was first closed after a crash involving two cars at midnight. 

It is still closed, but it is expected to reopen at midday today, Monday, July 16th, after a police investigation has been completed 

A spokesperson for National Highways said: “The eastbound carriageway was closed shortly after midnight after a collision involving two cars.

“All trapped traffic was released at 6.20am, vehicles have been recovered and Avon and  Somerset Police investigations will continue until later this morning.

“Westbound traffic is unaffected and the eastbound carriageway is not expected to reopen until mid-morning at the earliest.

“Eastbound traffic is being diverted via the M49 at junction 22, to M5 junction 18, to join the M5 northbound at junction 18A and rejoin the M4 eastbound at junction 16, or via the M48 Severn Bridge to join the eastbound M4 at junction 21.

“In the meantime, National Highways is advising drivers to allow extra time for their journeys this morning.”