Live: M5 traffic chaos near Bridgwater as crash shuts lane

There are reports of heavy traffic delays on the M5 near Bridgwater this afternoon (April 5) after a crash. National Highways South West has shared an image from the scene which shows emergency services responding to the incident.

The incident has taken place on the southbound carriage between J22 Burnham and J23 Bridgwater. There are around three-miles of congestion with a travel time of 40-minutes above normal traffic times.

In a statement on Twitter, a spokesperson for National Highways south west wrote: “The M5 southbound between J22 (Burnham) and J23 (Bridgwater), lanes 1 and 2 (of 3) are closed due to a collision. There is currently approx.

“Three miles congestion on approach, causing delays of 40 minutes above usual journey times.”

Somerset Live will be bringing you all of the latest updates regarding the incident in the blog below

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