THE M5 through Somerset has re-opened after an overnight closure following a crash and spillage.

The northbound route was closed after a crash involving a lorry, which saw 3,000 litres of diesel spilling onto the carriageway.

Repairs to the barrier at the crash scene, near Junction 24 of the M5 - for Bridgwater - were carried out after the incident, which happened at just before 3pm on Tuesday afternoon.

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A Highways England spokesperson confirmed the M5 re-opened at just after 5am today (February 3).

A spokesperson said yesterday: "The lorry ruptured it's fuel tank, which resulted in a large spillage, and nearside barrier damage has also been reported."

The crash caused problems for drivers, with around three miles of queues on the motorway into the evening.

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