Cardiff crash Test

Supporters attending the first day of the inaugural Test match in Cardiff had much to contend with on the roads before they even reached Sophia Gardens. There seemed to be accidents and jams everywhere.

The South Wales Echo reported that Avon and Somerset Police had to set up a rolling roadblock on the westbound M4 to slow traffic about to cross the border into Wales over the Severn Bridge, which had one westbound lane closed for roadworks. On the eastbound carriageway on the English side there was already an accident before 7am and the bridge was closed in that direction, with traffic diverted to Chepstow.

Elsewhere a minibus towing a trailer overturned on the stretch immediately after the M4 Second Severn Crossing between the Almondsbury interchange with the M5 and the M4 junction for the crossing. Traffic was diverted onto the M49, carrying vehicles from the second crossing into the South West of England to avoid adding more cars and lorries joining the existing M4 jams. Approaching the ground in Wales was not much easier. A three-vehicle pile-up closed the A4161 Newport Road in Roath, affecting traffic heading towards Cardiff city centre at 7.45am. The smash happened between the junction for Rover Way in Tremorfa and the B4487 Broadway in Splott.

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