Caravan crash blocks M5

PUBLISHED: 13:47 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:42 02 August 2018

Two lanes of the M5 have been blocked by the crash. Picture: Highways England

Two lanes of the M5 have been blocked by the crash. Picture: Highways England

Highways England

A car towing a caravan has overturned on the M5 approaching Weston-super-Mare.

The crash site on the M5. Picture: Lester Solway.The crash site on the M5. Picture: Lester Solway.

Part of the northbound carriageway was closed following the accident this afternoon (Thursday).

However, the road reopened full at about 2.20pm with the wreckage moved off the carriageway.

At its worst, Highways England South West warned of delays of more than 60 minutes in the area.

Traffic on the northbound side is stretching back to junction 23 (Bridgwater), while the southbound carriageway near Weston is also busy.

More from Weston Mercury


Significant improvements to day-time operations at Weston General Hospital’s A&E have been recognised by health inspectors.

Read more

An action-packed superhero adventure comes to cinema screens next week, and Mercury readers will win tickets to see it.

Read more

The family of a Worle youngster have praised their son’s bravery after he won a Somerset Award.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

A sing-along screening of 2017’s smash hit The Greatest Showman will take place at Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

A stunning display of more than 100,000 twinkling lights in a Burnham cul-de-sac has raised more than £1,000 for local charities, in just its opening week.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Plans to extend Weston’s conservation area – and open it up to receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of grants – has been given the green light.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:06

Father Christmas is checking in on his elves this festive season at his South West Workshop in Cheddar.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

With less than two weeks to go until the big day, Westonians will not have to travel far to find festive cheer this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:13

Organisations in North Somerset have walked away with accolades at a travel awards ceremony.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:35

The eat:Festivals organisers are over the moon to be able to put on their first festive food event after relocating to the Sovereign Centre.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists