Traffic update: Still slow on M5

PUBLISHED: 19:10 15 July 2011




TRAFFIC is still slow on the motorway near Weston tonight (Fri) following an earlier accident.

At about 1.05pm police closed off the M5 from junction 22 at Burnham, down to Bridgwater.

It followed a collision involving five vehicles which resulted in emergency services having to release people trapped in their cars.

Police say they are not aware of anyone being seriously injured.

However, the crash has caused chaos on the road, despite it reopening fully at about 3pm.

And four hours later traffic is still slow, with the Highways Agency predicting delays of 20 minutes for motorists going northbound and 15 minutes for those heading south.

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