Live M5 delays after ‘serious’ crash closes M49 – updates

Diversions in place

The M49 in Gloucestershire is closed southbound between the M4 (J22) and the M5 (J18) due to an Avon and Somerset Police led incident.

All emergency services including Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance are in attendance. National Highways Traffic Officers are also on scene assisting with traffic management.

As a result of this incident, there is also no access to the A4/Avonmouth from the M5 southbound at J18.

Diversion Route

  • Continue on M4 eastbound until the M5 at J15
  • Join the M5 southbound and continue onward journey

If this closure affects your journey please allow extra time for your journey, consider alternate routes (if possible).

Further information is available from National Highways by visiting our[1] website and travel apps, or via our regional twitter feed.

Our 24/7 contact centre team is also available to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.


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