Delays expected on M5 after lorry collides with central reservation

PUBLISHED: 08:08 04 January 2018

Motorists are being warned of delays of up to two-and-a-half hours on the M5 between junctions 18 and 20.

Motorists are being warned of delays of up to two-and-a-half hours on the M5 between junctions 18 and 20.


Drivers are being warned to expect delays of more than two hours on the M5 this morning (Thursday) due to an incident on Avonmouth Bridge.

Two lanes of the northbound carriageway have been closed after a lorry hit the central reservation barrier between junction 18 and 19 at just before 3am this morning.

The collision pushed the barrier across the northbound carriageway and lanes three and four on both sides of the motorway around the scene were initially closed.

The vehicle has now been recovered and the southbound carriageway reopened, but two lanes northbound remain closed for safety reasons.

Highways England has reported delays of up to two-and-a-half hours between junctions 18 and 20 at Clevdon.

Sean Dowding, Highways England operations manager, said: “We have worked to recover the vehicle, correct and repair the central reservation barrier and reopen the southbound carriageway, and we are now working towards reopening the northbound lanes as soon as it is safe to do so.

“This is likely to have an effect on northbound traffic through the morning peak and we advise drivers to allow extra time for their journeys and to consider alternate journeys wherever possible.”

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 17:18

A woman has died today (Wednesday) after she was hit by a van.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:13

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! – when flamboyant costumes, dazzling sets and cheesy comedy are the order of the day so, getting into the festive spirit last night (Tuesday), I ventured forth with my 10-year-old son into panto-land at The Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:26

Weston were well beaen by Radstock in the Somerset Super League Darts.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:57

Weston Athletic Club’s annual Christmas Cracker race took place on Weston beach with more than 2,000 runners taking part.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:31

Weston Athletic Club runners took part in the Full Monty Cute, a hilly 10-mile course in South Somerset.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:13

Trophies were presented to Weston Golf Club ladies at their annual dinner.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

American nu metal band P.O.D. will perform at the O2 Academy Bristol early next year.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

A Weston body builder with stage two cancer raised £1,000 for charity by climbing Mount Snowdon.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:58

Hundreds of people got into the festive spirit to celebrate businesses and producers in Worle.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Weston’s Grand Pier donated a six-foot Christmas tree to an adventure park to raise money for charity.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

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

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: -2°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