M5 traffic build-up due to number of cars on the road

PUBLISHED: 13:27 19 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:30 19 August 2017

There is heavy traffic around Weston.

There is heavy traffic around Weston.


Weekend motorway traffic is beginning to build up, with reports of cars queuing at Weston-super-Mare’s Junction 21 in both directions today (Saturday).

Mercury readers have reported cars are ‘bumper to bumper’ around Weston’s junction 21, and there are delays of at least 10 minutes in both directions.

Anyone travelling southbound towards Weston may also encounter queues of more than an hour.

Highways England says there are now delays of more than an hour along the M5 southbound between junction 14 at Thonbury and junction 20 at Clevedon.

There have not been reports of any accidents – just a build up of traffic.

* We will update this story if there are further problems throughout the afternoon.

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