M5 traffic at standstill due to ‘emergency repairs’
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Two lanes on the M5 have been closed due to ‘emergency repairs’ this afternoon (Tuesday).
A lane on both the north and southbound carriageways of the M5 between Junction 22 at Burnham-on-Sea and Junction 23 at Bridgwater North have been closed following damage to tarmac surrounding manhole covers on the motorway.
It has been closed for safety reasons and there are two lanes open on both carriageways between the two junctions.
The South West operations manager for Highways England, Rob Penney, said: “We are doing everything we can to get the lanes reopened as soon as it safe to do so.
Work is ongoing to fix the problem Highways England is advising people to ‘allow plenty of extra time’ for their journey.
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“We would like to apologise to drivers for the disruption and will be carrying out a full review to ensure this issue does not occur again.”
UPDATE – JANUARY 23 07:58AM: Highways England has been unable to solve the problem and roadworks are ongoing.
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