Several major roads across Wiltshire including an eastbound section of the M4 are to be closed throughout tonight and tomorrow morning.

The planned closures will affect people returning to the patch late this evening.

The M4 will close eastbound between Junction 18 (Bath) and Junction 17 (Chippenham) from 9pm tonight and will reopen on Friday morning at 6am.

Meanwhile, the A417 will be closed in both directions from the A46, near Gloucester, to the Air Balloon roundabout.

The closures will take place from 8pm this evening, reopening at 6am on Friday.

At the same time, the A303 will also close in both directions from Furze Hedge (A350) to Deptford (A36).

The news was announced via a tweet from the official National Highways’ South West Twitter account on Thursday afternoon.