M5 closure causes traffic chaos

PUBLISHED: 07:43 06 August 2019 | UPDATED: 09:14 06 August 2019

There are delays on the M5 this afternoon (Monday).

There are delays on the M5 this afternoon (Monday).


Mayor delays are expected on many routes this morning following the overnight closure of the M5 following a serious accident.

The northbound carriage way was closed until just before 8am between junction 21 Weston-super-Mare and Junction 19 Portishead while emergency services investigated and cleared a crash involving an overturned vehicle.

Unconfirmed reports on social media claim the overturned vehicle is a police car.

Diversions were in place along the A370 and A38 with both roads still congested.

There are delays of up to 24 minutes along the A370 to Congresbury, and nine minutes on the A38 to Churchill.

Traffic is also backed up through Portbury.

One frustrated Commuter said: "Banwell is chocka from Locking. I'm on a bloody B road above Banwell and we are not moving."

Commuters are advised to plan their journeys accordingly.

More to follow.

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