Hour-long delays on M5 after accident

PUBLISHED: 17:33 24 January 2019 | UPDATED: 18:06 24 January 2019

Traffic is at a standstill on the M5 this afternoon.

Traffic is at a standstill on the M5 this afternoon.

Traffic England

Long delays are expected on the M5 this afternoon (Thursday) after an accident.

Traffic is at a standstill on the M5 this afternoon.Traffic is at a standstill on the M5 this afternoon.

All lanes on the southbound motorway have been stopped following an accident between junction 20 (Clevedon) and junction 21 (Weston-super-Mare).

Delays of up to an hour are expected as far as junction 19 (Portishead) this afternoon and are thought to worsen during rush hour.

It is expected to be cleared between 6.30pm and 6.45pm with normal conditions to follow,

**UPDATE: 6.01pm** The accident on the M5 has now been moved to the hard shoulder and all lanes have been reopened.

There is still severe delays on the motorway as far back as junction 18 (Avonmouth) as traffic returns to normal.

Travel time is estimated at an hour and 40 minutes.

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