Motorway accident causes hour-long delays

PUBLISHED: 13:58 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:45 31 August 2018

A car on its roof on the M5. Picture: Stu Paul

A car on its roof on the M5. Picture: Stu Paul

Stu Paul

Two lanes on the M5 have been closed this afternoon (Friday) after an accident between three vehicles.

Delays of up to an hour are expected. Picture: Highways EnglandDelays of up to an hour are expected. Picture: Highways England

There are severe delays and queuing traffic on the M5 northbound following a crash between junction 21 (Weston-super-Mare) and junction 20 (Clevedon).

All three lanes were briefly closed before the inside lane was re-opened at 1.10pm.

A second accident occurred within the queuing traffic but this has now been cleared.

Highways England is expecting delays of up to an hour with normal conditions returning by 2.30pm.

The M5 southbound between junction 19 and 20. Picture: Highways England The M5 southbound between junction 19 and 20. Picture: Highways England

Drivers travelling southbound between junction 18 (Avonmouth) and junction 20 can also expect delays of up to 30 minutes due to congestion.

***UPDATE 14.44pm: There are still significant delays on the motorway and Weston is now experiencing delays on the A370 between Yatton and Worle.***

The M5 northbound. Picture: Highways EnglandThe M5 northbound. Picture: Highways England

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