UPDATE: Severe delays in both directions on M5 after 'serious crash'

Traffic on M5 northbound between Burnham and Weston is at a standstill.

Traffic on M5 northbound between Burnham and Weston is at a standstill. - Credit: Highways England

The M5 in both directions between Junction 22 (Burnham) and Junction 21 (Weston) was closed earlier today.

One northbound lane from Burnham to Weston has now reopened. 

The southbound carriageway between these two junctions is now also open with 11 miles of congestion. 

The motorway was closed earlier following an incident involving two HGVs. An air ambulance was called to the scene and landed on the carriageway. 

Highways England say traffic in both directions is still experiencing 'serve delays' with up to 7 miles of congestion northbound.

Up to 90 extra minutes on journey times is to be expected.

Delays are present on the approach to the two lane closure. 

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There is still congestion along the A38, A370 and A371 into Weston as motorists hope to avoid the traffic. 

Queues also exist northbound into Clevedon.

Long delays are expected and motorists are advised to avoid the route.