Oil spillage closes two lanes of the M5 after accident involving lorry and car transporter

PUBLISHED: 12:36 16 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:55 16 February 2017


Police have closed two lanes of the M5 northbound between Bridgwater and Burnham-on-Sea this afternoon (Thursday) after an accident where they had to cut a lorry driver out of their vehicle.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary has shut two lanes of the motorway between junction 23 (Bridgwater) and junction 22 (Burnham) after an accident involving a lorry and a car transporter.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service was called to the collision at 10.18am and the driver of one of the heavy-goods vehicles was trapped in the cab.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the driver before they were cared for by paramedics at the scene.

There are long delays as emergency services work to clear up an oil spillage at the scene.

UPDATE: One lane will remain closed as Highways England carries out extensive resurfacing.

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