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LIVE: Air ambulance on way as M50 crash brings traffic to standstill with emergency services at scene – Gloucestershire Live

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Huge delays were expected tonight as traffic was diverted on one of Gloucestershire’s biggest motorways after a car overturned on the M50.

Traffic is currently being held and diverted off the M50 in both directions at Junction 4 and prevented from joining the motorway at Junction 3 after the accident.

An air ambulance was called after the accident happened on the Westbound carriageway of the M50 between Junction 3 of the B4221 (Newent) to the A40 Travellers Rest roundabout.

First reports of the incident came in at about 17.58pm and there are long delays.

Highways England said: “All lanes are currently blocked on the M50 Westbound between J3 Newent and J4 Ross-on-Wye due to a collision. Please avoid this area and plan alternate routes if possible. Traffic officers en route. “

Paramedics were called to the scene and traffic officers were also assisting.

More updates as they happen in the blog below.

We’ll bring you the latest traffic news from  GloucesterCheltenhamStroudTewkesbury, the  Forest of Dean  and the Cotswolds  areas.

And we will be monitoring the M5  the M4 and M50 throughout our region.

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