TWO people have been taken to hospital following a crash on the M4 earlier today. 

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) said it was called to the M4 (Newbury) at 12.46pm today to a crash involving a lorry and a car. 

A spokesperson said: "We sent to the scene the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, three ambulance crews and an ambulance officer."

They added: "They were assessing and treating two patients, one patient was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and the other to the John Radcliffe Hospital."

Earlier today, Highways England tweeted at 2.22pm to say lane one and two were closed between Junction 14 (Hungerford) and Junction 13 (Chieveley) eastbound.

The tweet explained emergency services were on the scene dealing with a road traffic collision.

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Traffic officers were also in attendance.

A further tweet said there was 4.5 miles of congestion and delays of 50 minutes on the approach to the incident.

Highways England said: "Please avoid the area if possible and if not - take care on approach."

Highways England tweeted at 3.36pm to say all lanes had reopened and thanked people for their patience.