ALL lanes of the M5 southbound are now open after a crash near Bridgwater

The three car crash happened on the M5 southbound between J23 and J24. 

Traffic was being held on the motorway by police and ambulance and Highways England are on the scene.

The M5 northbound has now reopened to traffic and traffic is beginning to move southbound as all lanes have now reopened. 

Onlookers say an air ambulance landed near the M5 but say it has now left the scene.

Firefighters also went to the scene after receiving reports that someone was trapped in their car. 

Two crews from Bridgwater, one crew from Burnham on Sea and the rescue tender from Taunton went to the scene. 

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, said: "On arrival the crews confirmed three vehicles were involved in the collision and that one person was trapped inside one of the vehicles.

"The crews got to work stabilising the car and setting up hydraulic rescue equipment.

"They used the hydraulic rescue equipment to remove the roof of the vehicle and assisted paramedics assessing the casualties.

"After initial assessments it was decided that the casualty would need to be removed through the side of the vehicle.

"Crews used the hydraulic rescue equipment to also remove the door.

"The casualty was released and left in the hands of ambulance personnel.

"All the vehicles and the surrounding area was made safe. "

  It is not yet known how many people were injured in the incident.