Three lanes closed on M5 southbound
PUBLISHED: 14:50 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 10 August 2018
Part of the M5 has been closed this afternoon (Friday) due to a 'police incident'.
The motorway has been closed southbound between junction 22 (Burnham-on-Sea) and junction 23 (Bridgwater).
Traffic is already building between Weston-super-Mare and Burnham.
No details have been released about the incident yet, but all three lanes were closed for a short time.
As of 3pm, one of the lanes has been re-opened, but delays of around 30 minutes are expected.
A Highways England spokesman said: “Please seek an alternative route this afternoon and diversion details will be published shortly.”
The incident is not expected to clear until after 4pm.
* We will update this story with more details as they come in.