M4 reopens after cement mixer crash

Cement mixer on M4 Image copyright Highways England
Image caption The mixer spilled cement and diesel on to the road and damaged the central reservation

The M4 in Berkshire has fully reopened after the road had to be repaired when a cement mixer overturned.

Cement and diesel on the carriageway meant the motorway had to be resurfaced overnight.

Several vehicles and the cement mixer were involved in the crash between junctions 11 (Theale) and 12 (Reading) eastbound on Tuesday afternoon.

The eastbound section was completely closed following the crash with drivers reporting hold-ups of up to five hours.

Motorists were being advised to plan for longer journey times and find alternative routes.

A lane remained closed throughout Wednesday while the repairs were completed.

The motorway fully reopened by 18:00 BST.

Image copyright TVP
Image caption Diesel and cement spilled on to the road after the mixer overturned in a crash

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