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.


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