M5 accident delays expected to last hours as emergency resurfacing required

PUBLISHED: 09:43 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:33 04 August 2017

Two lanes of the M5 between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon need to be resurfaced after a crash.

Two lanes of the M5 between Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon need to be resurfaced after a crash.

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Two lanes of the M5 near Weston-super-Mare need to be resurfaced following an accident and fuel spillage this morning (Friday).

Two lanes of the northbound carriageway between Weston and Clevedon are closed, following an accident involving two lorries shortly after 5.30am today.

Highways England says emergency resurfacing needs to be carried out and is warning drivers to consider using alternative routes.

he average speed on the motorway is just 5mph, with drivers facing delays of at least an hour and a half.

Traffic is stretching back along the A370 in Weston, with long queues of traffic also being reported in St Georges, Locking Castle, and Worle.

A Highways England spokesman said: “Drivers planning to use the M5 between junctions 21 and 20 northbound are advised to allow extra time for their journeys following an incident involving two HGVs.

“Drivers leaving Devon and Cornwall and heading north today are asked to check the situation and consider alternative routes.”

There has also been an accident on the southbound carriageway of the M5 this morning, and one lane is closed as a result.

UPDATE, 11.53am: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 1.45pm and 2pm.

UPDATE, 3.28pm: Delays of four hours on M5, with long queues on the A38 and A370.

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