M5 closed due to accident

Joseph Bulmer

POLICE are advising motorists that part of the M5 northbound has been closed this afternoon (Fri).

It is shut from junction 22 at Burnham, down to Bridgwater, and there are already 10 miles of tailbacks in the area.

At about 1.05pm police were called to reports of a collision involving up to five vehicles on the motorway.

Emergency services are on the scene and the road has been closed to allow the incident to be dealt with, including releasing people from the some of the vehicles involved.

At this stage police are not aware of anyone having been seriously injured, but traffic is very heavy around East Huntspill, East Brent, Brent Knoll and Bunrham.

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