M5 closed due to serious defect

PUBLISHED: 12:52 12 December 2019 | UPDATED: 14:19 12 December 2019

Access to Avonmouth at M5 junction 18 is closed due to a serious defect.   Picture: Highways England

Access to Avonmouth at M5 junction 18 is closed due to a serious defect. Picture: Highways England

Highways England

A stretch of the M5 has been closed due to a serious defect.

Access to A4 Avonmouth and Bristol Airport at junction 18 has been closed after a serious carriageway defect was discovered.

Contractors are on the scene making repairs, although there has not been a time frame given for when these will be completed.

Drivers are advised to exit at Junction 19 at Portishead and then head back to use the junction 18 northbound exit.

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