M5 traffic latest: Chaos after major crash as Britons scramble to get away – severe delays


    Traffic monitoring system Inrix has reported heavy traffic on M5 close to the Devon-Somerset border following a crash. there are severe delays on the motorway, with over 90 minute waits on both sides of the carriageway. Severe delays due to holiday traffic in both directions between J25 A358 (Taunton) and J15 M4 J20 (Almondsbury Interchange) were already reported.


    An Inrix alert about the accident said: “M5 Northbound partially blocked, heavy traffic due to accident between J27 A361 (Tiverton) and J26 A38 (Wellington).”

    On traffic elsewhere on the M5, they said: “Severe delays due to holiday traffic on M5 in both directions between J25 A358 (Taunton) and J15 M4 J20 (Almondsbury Interchange).

    “Congestion to the M49 at J18 and between J15 and 16 soutbound for an earlier broken down vehicle. Travel time is 1 hour 30 minutes Northbound, Southbound 1 hour 40 minutes.

    “Traffic congested in patches especially around Taunton, Bridgewater and Bristol.”

    More to follow…


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