A COW stopped traffic moo-ving through Somerset this morning.

The animal was loose on the southbound carriageway between junctions 19 (Portishead) and 20 (Clevedon).

Police closed the stretch at around 7.30am.

A Highways England spokesperson said: "We've stopped all traffic south and will be stopping the traffic northbound shortly."

However, around 10 minutes later, the cow had moo-ved on.

"The cow has now safely returned to a field and is clear of live traffic.

"Thank you for your patience during this high steaks (sic) incident."