Overturned car causing delays on M5

PUBLISHED: 07:33 24 May 2019 | UPDATED: 08:51 24 May 2019

There are delays of up to 40 minutes on the M5 this morning. Picture: Highways England

There are delays of up to 40 minutes on the M5 this morning. Picture: Highways England

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An accident involving an overturned car on the M5 this morning (Friday) is causing delays.

There are delays of at least 60 minutes from junction 21 (Weston) to junction 22 (Burnham-on-Sea), covering several miles of the southbound carriageway up to junction 20 at Clevedon.

Lane two and three were closed, with normal traffic conditions expected to return at 10am.

The accident was first reported at 6.40am and traffic officers and emergency services were at the scene.

The lanes reopened shortly before 8.30am, with the vehicle involved having been recovered.

Highways England has cleared up debris and oil spill and all lanes have been reopened.

Around 6.2 miles of congestion remain following this incident and people are urged to add 60 minutes onto their usual journey times this morning.

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