Long delays on M5

PUBLISHED: 15:22 21 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:22 21 June 2019

There are long delays on the M5 this afternoon (Friday).

There are long delays on the M5 this afternoon (Friday).

Ross Chesher

Long delays are growing on the M5 between Clevedon and Bristol with one lane being blocked.

Traffic is growing over the Avonmouth Bridge. Picture: Traffic EnglandTraffic is growing over the Avonmouth Bridge. Picture: Traffic England

A car was stranded in the outside lane between junctions 20 (Clevedon) and 19 (Portishead) on the southbound side following a multi-vehicle accident.

Queues are stacking back several miles, with the usual Friday afternoon traffic making the delays even longer.

Highways England hopes the vehicle can be cleared away quickly, but the delays are likely to have an impact throughout rush-hour.

Paramedics were dispatched to the scene by South Western Ambulance Service.

Its spokesman said: "We were called at 3.29pm about a three-vehicle road traffic incident on the M5 southbound near junction 19.

"We were not required to treat any patients."

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