August 20, 2011
delays after caravan overturns on M5 near Burnham-On-Sea
This was the scene on the M5 motorway near Burnham-On-Sea
on Saturday (August 20th) after a serious crash led to a caravan
overturning onto the central reservation.
Long queues of traffic built up approaching the accident, which
occurred on the southbound carriageway about one mile from junction
23 at Dunball.
Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston were called to the
scene at around 12.30pm after the 4x4 towing the caravan appeared
to lose control, flipping over.
A police spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Luckily, no-one
was seriously hurt but the incident caused queues of around one
hour for southbound traffic past Burnham."
Two lanes on the southbound carriageway and one running northbound
were closed, causing long queues of traffic on the A38 through
Highbridge as motorists sought the alternative route.