A SERIOUS crash has closed the M4 in both directions in South Gloucestershire. 

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a collision on the M4 between junction 18 (Tormarton) and junction 19 (Bristol). 

Delays are expected and drivers are being urged to avoid the area.

National Highways said in a statement a diversion route is in place while the closure remains:

  • Exit the M4 at J18 onto the A46 headed southbound and continue for approx. 3.5 miles.
  • At the A420/A46 junction, take the A420 headed westbound and continue for approx. 5 miles.
  • At the A4174/A420 junction, take the A4174 headed northbound and continue for approx. 5.5 miles to the M32 J1 roundabout.
  • Take the M32 northbound and re-join the M4 at J19.The northbound diversion is in reverse.
  • Eastbound in reverse

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