Delays on M5 near Bridgwater after crash

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  • Two cars collide in middle lane at around 10.20am.
  • All lanes were closed southbound between J23-24.
  • Two people suffer 'minor injuries'.
  • Lanes now re-open but long delays likely.

1:28pm

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service firefighters confirm they had to cut two elderly passengers from their vehicle after the accident.

A spokesman added: "Fiore crews made the vehicle safe and left the incident in the hands of police."

12:25pm

Traffic is returning to normal following this morning's incident.

12:05pm

11:55am

Highways says the two vehicles have been moved over to the hard shoulder.

11:49am

Keep up to date at our live traffic and travel page.

11:43am

The Highways Agency says all lanes have now re-opened but is warning motorists to expect long delays.

11:38am

This was the scene at junction 23 shortly before 11.30am. Photo: Highways Agency.

Bridgwater Mercury:

11:35am

Two people were taken to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton with minor injuries, Avon and Somerset Police said. 

The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing. 

11:35am

THE M5 is closed southbound by Bridgwater due to a two-vehicle collision. 

The cars collided in the middle lane between junctions 23 and 24, resulting in all three being closed at around 10.40am.

There are long tailbacks.

 

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11:50pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Blue Owl says...

I wondered- why @ 11.30 the traffic was queued back to Sydenham, on Westonzoyland Rd, and on Bath Road up over the Motorway Bridge. This is becoming a weekly occurance.
Motorway lanes closed, traffic coming off the Motorway to find its way via the A38 and A39, Bridgwater nose to tail...........,
Now will you all log into my epetition and Sign up to support my Call for the Bridgwater By-Pass to be re-evaluated, or do you want 10 years of Chaos on our roads . when EDF start the Construction of the Biggest Construction Project in Europe.........
Link is :http://epetitions.d
irect.gov.uk/petitio
ns/58709
Many thanks for your support, in anticipation
David L Preece
I wondered- why @ 11.30 the traffic was queued back to Sydenham, on Westonzoyland Rd, and on Bath Road up over the Motorway Bridge. This is becoming a weekly occurance. Motorway lanes closed, traffic coming off the Motorway to find its way via the A38 and A39, Bridgwater nose to tail..........., Now will you all log into my epetition and Sign up to support my Call for the Bridgwater By-Pass to be re-evaluated, or do you want 10 years of Chaos on our roads . when EDF start the Construction of the Biggest Construction Project in Europe......... Link is :http://epetitions.d irect.gov.uk/petitio ns/58709 Many thanks for your support, in anticipation David L Preece Blue Owl
  • Score: 3

1:57am Thu 23 Jan 14

Three Pots Derek says...

Blue Owl wrote:
I wondered- why @ 11.30 the traffic was queued back to Sydenham, on Westonzoyland Rd, and on Bath Road up over the Motorway Bridge. This is becoming a weekly occurance.
Motorway lanes closed, traffic coming off the Motorway to find its way via the A38 and A39, Bridgwater nose to tail...........,
Now will you all log into my epetition and Sign up to support my Call for the Bridgwater By-Pass to be re-evaluated, or do you want 10 years of Chaos on our roads . when EDF start the Construction of the Biggest Construction Project in Europe.........
Link is :http://epetitions.d

irect.gov.uk/petitio

ns/58709
Many thanks for your support, in anticipation
David L Preece
Couldn't agree more Blue Owl, and by the way I signed your e-petition last week.. Bridgwater is fast becoming equal to the M25 'carpark' !!!
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: I wondered- why @ 11.30 the traffic was queued back to Sydenham, on Westonzoyland Rd, and on Bath Road up over the Motorway Bridge. This is becoming a weekly occurance. Motorway lanes closed, traffic coming off the Motorway to find its way via the A38 and A39, Bridgwater nose to tail..........., Now will you all log into my epetition and Sign up to support my Call for the Bridgwater By-Pass to be re-evaluated, or do you want 10 years of Chaos on our roads . when EDF start the Construction of the Biggest Construction Project in Europe......... Link is :http://epetitions.d irect.gov.uk/petitio ns/58709 Many thanks for your support, in anticipation David L Preece[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more Blue Owl, and by the way I signed your e-petition last week.. Bridgwater is fast becoming equal to the M25 'carpark' !!! Three Pots Derek
  • Score: 4

9:26am Thu 23 Jan 14

awayswing says...

Blue Owl wrote:
I wondered- why @ 11.30 the traffic was queued back to Sydenham, on Westonzoyland Rd, and on Bath Road up over the Motorway Bridge. This is becoming a weekly occurance.
Motorway lanes closed, traffic coming off the Motorway to find its way via the A38 and A39, Bridgwater nose to tail...........,
Now will you all log into my epetition and Sign up to support my Call for the Bridgwater By-Pass to be re-evaluated, or do you want 10 years of Chaos on our roads . when EDF start the Construction of the Biggest Construction Project in Europe.........
Link is :http://epetitions.d

irect.gov.uk/petitio

ns/58709
Many thanks for your support, in anticipation
David L Preece
I put a comment on the piece asking for comments on the Bristol Road "masterplan" mentioning your petition.Unfortunate
ly I lost the note I took of the website,perhaps you could repeat it here.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: I wondered- why @ 11.30 the traffic was queued back to Sydenham, on Westonzoyland Rd, and on Bath Road up over the Motorway Bridge. This is becoming a weekly occurance. Motorway lanes closed, traffic coming off the Motorway to find its way via the A38 and A39, Bridgwater nose to tail..........., Now will you all log into my epetition and Sign up to support my Call for the Bridgwater By-Pass to be re-evaluated, or do you want 10 years of Chaos on our roads . when EDF start the Construction of the Biggest Construction Project in Europe......... Link is :http://epetitions.d irect.gov.uk/petitio ns/58709 Many thanks for your support, in anticipation David L Preece[/p][/quote]I put a comment on the piece asking for comments on the Bristol Road "masterplan" mentioning your petition.Unfortunate ly I lost the note I took of the website,perhaps you could repeat it here. awayswing
  • Score: 2

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