Drivers face long M5 delays with miles of bank holiday traffic
- Credit: Highways England
Drivers face huge delays on the M5 as thousands of motorists head to the West Country for the three-day bank holiday weekend.
Stop-start traffic is queuing for miles on the motorway, stretching right through North Somerset.
Southbound, there are delays from the Almondsbury Interchange - where the M4 and M5 meet - to junction 25 (Taunton).
The worst areas are around junction 19 (Portishead) and between junctions 21 (Weston-super-Mare) and junction 22 (Burnham-on-Sea),
A Highways England spokesman said: "Due to bank holiday weekend we are seeing increased traffic levels from junction 14 towards junction 22 which is adding to travel times."
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No incidents have been reported, but the volume of holidaymakers heading to Somerset, Devon and Cornwall has caused the lengthy delays.
There are no reported delays on the northbound side.
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