Don't miss a story sign up to the North Somerset Times FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

M5 crash latest: Lorries removed and carriageway due to re-open

PUBLISHED: 17:11 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:14 03 October 2017

The lorry crash.

The lorry crash.

Archant

Police have confirmed the M5 is due to re-open ‘soon’ as the lorries involved in a collision in the early hours of the morning have now been removed from the carriageway.

The crash happened just after 3am. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary. The crash happened just after 3am. Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

The southbound carriageway has been partly shut between junctions 19 and 20 (Portishead and Clevedon) since 3.15am after three lorries collided.

One of them was carrying chemicals which needed to be removed before the motorway could be cleared.

Police have confirmed the lorries have been removed from the carriageway and the road is being cleared of debris, and should re-open soon.

MORE: One man in hospital following early-hours crash on M5.

There has been congestion on the A370, particularly through Backwell, as drivers have sought to avoid the problems on the M5.

Although the motorway is due to re-open soon, delays are still likely.

MORE: Pictures from crash site show scale of the damage.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 14:00

Hundreds of people paid a visit to a national charity’s headquarters for a Christmas event.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:03

Christmas will arrive in Clevedon this weekend when the festive lights are switched on for the festive season.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Nailsea Town Council has launched a new website to promote the town and its events and link people with community groups.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:07

Two schools in North Somerset are helping to prepare their students for the world of work by linking up with a local enterprise adviser.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:01

Teachers from across the world have visited students at Clevedon School to help them with debating and business studies.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:17

Teenagers and young adults in Portishead will be able to get discounted goods at several businesses around the town after a loyalty card scheme is launched.

Read more
Thu, 17:00

A solicitors firm has given free wills in return for donations to Clevedon Pier.

Read more
Thu, 15:57

A criminal gang has been jailed for more than 25 years after blowing up ATMs plus stealing a car and cas canisters in Bristol, Clevedon and Portishead.

Read more
Thu, 14:00

A Clevedon business has been revealed as a sponsor of North Somerset Tennis Academy.

Read more
Thu, 13:00

Allowing homes to be built on North Somerset’s greenbelt will cause more problems than it solves, according to North Somerset Council leader Nigel Ashton.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder

Find planning applications