MOTORISTS have been facing delays on the M5 Northbound in Somerset this afternoon following an earlier crash.

There were reports of severe delays after a caravan overturned near Junction 22 for Burnham-on-Sea.

Cars were queuing as far back as Junction 24 Bridgwater South and the A38 between Bridgwater and Burnham has seen heavy traffic as cars tried to avoid the motorway.

All lanes have now re-opened.

Emergency services at the scene confirmed that one vehicle towing a caravan had been involved in a road traffic collision, with two people trapped in the vehicle.

Crews quickly got to work to release the casualties using stabilising equipment, hydraulic cutting equipment and low pressure airbags.

Two casualties were released from the vehicle and handed over to paramedics who were also on scene.

Last updated: 5.15pm