Fatal crash on the M5 leads to delays for drivers
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Drivers are facing long delays after a fatal crash on the M5 through Somerset which tragically saw a man pass away.
The incident, between junctions 20 (Clevedon) and 19 (Portishead) on the northbound carriageway, happened at around 1pm today (January 24).
Highways England said: "Long delays and queueing traffic due to earlier police incident on M5 northbound.
"All lanes have been re-opened."
Previously, police said the route was closed and urged drivers to use an alternative route.
"If you witnessed the incident phone 101 quoting log 384," a police spokesperson said.
"Our thoughts are with the man's family at this terribly sad time."
The incident comes just days after a man died after falling from a bridge on a nearby stretch of the M5.