Delays expected to last hours as M5 needs emergency resurfacing following crash

PUBLISHED: 09:49 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:37 04 August 2017

Two lanes of the M5 between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon need to be resurfaced after a crash.

Two lanes of the M5 between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon need to be resurfaced after a crash.

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Highways England says two lanes of the M5 between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon require emergency resurfacing following an accident involving two lorries this morning (Friday).

There are severe delays on the M5 as two lanes of the northbound carriageway were closed after an accident and fuel spillage this morning.

The incident took place shortly after 5.30am and drivers are experiencing long delays, with the average speed on the motorway just 5mph.

A Highways England spokesman said: “Drivers planning to use the M5 between junctions 21 and 20 northbound are advised to allow extra time for their journeys following an incident involving two HGVs.

“Drivers leaving Devon and Cornwall and heading north today are asked to check the situation and consider alternative routes.”

There has also been an accident on the southbound carriageway of the M5 this morning, and one lane is closed as a result.

UPDATE, 11.53am: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 1.45pm and 2pm.

UPDATE, 2.51pm: Delays of four hours are still ongoing. It is not known when the incident will clear. There is heavy traffic on the A38 and A370 and there are queues around much of Weston, Worle, St Georges and Locking Castle.

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