Three lanes closed on M5 southbound

PUBLISHED: 14:50 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 10 August 2018

M5 camera, showing junction 22. Picture: Highways England

M5 camera, showing junction 22. Picture: Highways England

Highways England

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.

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