re-opens after crash between Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater
motorists have been injured in a crash which shut the southbound
M5 at Burnham-On-Sea this morning for several hours (Wednesday).
accident between a lorry and a car occurred at 2.15am between
junction 22 at Burnham and junction 23 for Bridgwater North.
M5 was closed until around 9.30am when a single lane was opened and it fully re-opened late morning.
crash left oil and debris over the carriageway which the Highways
Agency and police have been clearing to try and get the M5 re-opened.
queues of traffic built up in the area, especially along the A38
through Highbridge as motorists sought alternative diversion routes.
Police say three people were taken to hospital and one was left with serious injuries
after the incident.