A section of the M4 motorway is currently shut down following a three-car collision that resulted in a fatality, and a driver has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.
Gwent Police reported the incident occurred between Junction 29 and 28 on the eastbound carriageway on Monday night. The road is expected to remain closed for an extended period as investigations are ongoing.
The crash, involving a BMW X4, a Vauxhall Agila, and a Volkswagen Polo, occurred around 21:00 GMT, resulting in the death of a 54-year-old man at the scene.
A 34-year-old man from Cardiff has been taken into custody on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Mike Richards, Superintendent, said: “While our officers continue to work at the scene of the collision, all lanes of the motorway between junctions 28 and 30 on the eastbound side are currently closed and diversions are currently in place with this incident still ongoing.
“We know that there is likely to be a high level of travel disruption so we’re asking motorists to avoid the area and follow the diversions which are in place.”
A Heddlu Gwent Police spokesperson said: “Emergency services continue to deal with a road traffic collision on the M4, between Junction 29 and 28 on the eastbound carriageway.
“The road remains closed from Junction 30, M4 eastbound, and from Junction 29A, M48 eastbound. “The road will be closed for some time. Please avoid the area and follow the diversions that have been put in place.”
Motorists are advised to steer clear of the affected area, anticipating a significant disruption in travel. A diversion is in place, and Inrix, the traffic monitor, has confirmed the closure of the M4 eastbound from Cardiff to Newport.
The suggested diversion leads through Castleton via Pentwyn Link Road A48 out of Cardiff.