On the M4 crashed a milk tanker, the imprisoned motorists on the highway.

Police and ambulance on the incident that occurred on the westbound M4 between Junction 17 to Chippenham and Junction 18 to Doddington.

Motorways England warns motorists that the highway will be closed for several hours.

The situation was exacerbated by a large diesel overflow from the overturned tanker.

The overturned milk tanker

Vehicles that got stuck inside the shutter have since been released and a recovery process is performed.

It is understood that the driver suffered minor injuries and left the incident at 6:20.

Highways England said they were not sure what brought the tanker to overthrow, but the police will investigate.

What is the distraction?

The traffic is diverted and should follow the solid diamond symbol.

  • Take the J17 and head towards Chippenham on the A350. At the roundabout with the A420, take the 3rd exit.
  • Take the A420 to Cold Ashton and take the third exit at the A46 roundabout.
  • Head north on the A46 to rejoin the M4 at J18

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