Severe delays on M5 after school holidays begin

M5 traffic. Picture: Highways England

M5 traffic. Picture: Highways England - Credit: Traffic England

The start of the school holidays has brought parts of the M5 to a standstill this afternoon (Friday).

Traffic is piled up northbound between junction 22 (Burnham-on-Sea) up to junction 19 at Gordano Services.

Traffic is moving slowly but it is taking a while for the road to return to normal driving conditions.

UPDATE 5.16PM: Traffic England is reporting delays of up to 90 minutes on the M5.

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