Six-car crash on M5 causes long queues between Weston and Burnham
people were hurt in a six vehicle collision which closed the M5
motorway today (Friday), causing long queues of traffic between
Weston and Burnham-On-Sea.
accident happened at around 4.20pm and caused major delays for
rush hour commuters travelling along the northbound carriageway
said two motorists had been taken to hospital by ambulance, while
eight others were treated by paramedics and fire crews at the
of traffic built up six miles to Burnham-On-Sea at junction 22
with delays of over two hours reported by some motorists on social
road conditions were very slippery at the time of the collision
following heavy rain although the cause of the collision was not
and oil was sent over the roadway, prompting an extensive
clean-up that led to the delays continuing throughout this evening.
The crash scene on the M5 this evening, as posted by Twitter user