Traffic stopped on M5 at Portishead while lanes are reopened

PUBLISHED: 09:12 04 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:06 04 January 2018

The roadworks will be carried out on the M5 this week.

The roadworks will be carried out on the M5 this week.


Traffic travelling northbound on the M5 between Portishead and Avonmouth has been stopped while lane closures are removed.

Commuters are currently facing a three-hour delay after two lanes were closed on the northbound carriageway due to an incident earlier this morning (Thursday).

Highways England has confirmed vehicles will be able to move again shortly, but delays are expected to continue until around 2pm this afternoon.

The lane closures were in places after a lorry collided with the central reservation on the M5 between Portishead and Avonmouth just before 3am this morning.

The motorway is reported to be gridlocked between Avonmouth and Weston-super-Mare.

Update: All the lanes have been reopened on the M5 northbound and traffic delays of one hour are now being reported.

Normal traffic conditions are expected to resume just after 11am.

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