One dead and four injured after M5 crash
Avon and Somerset Police say the motorway will be closed for a significant amount of time.
One person has died and four have been injured in a collision on the M5 – with both carriageways expected to be closed for a “significant amount of time”.
Avon and Somerset Police said the motorway was closed between junctions 25 and 26 following the incident just before 6.20am on Friday.
M5 isn't moving this morning. Been stuck in traffic for well over an hour and no end in sight. Despite that, thoughts are with the person who passed away in the crash. #somerset pic.twitter.com/yK93iMcvAc— Jim Devlin (@devlinjim) February 9, 2018
One person died and four others were taken to hospital after suffering injuries.
Latest update on #M5 closure below. Both carriageways between junctions 25 & 26 remain closed.— Avon&Somerset Police (@ASPolice) February 9, 2018
Sadly one person has died. Four others have been injured.
Diversions can be found on @HighwaysSWEST website here: https://t.co/fkhA6XCgJm pic.twitter.com/n4QTgasBWY
A force spokesman said: “We expect the motorway to be closed for a significant amount of time so would urge motorists to avoid the area and make sure they follow diversions put in place by Highways England.
If you're caught within the closure in either direction on #M5 between J26 and J25, traffic is in the process of being turned from the rear of the queue. Carriageway remains closed and is not expected to re-open until much later today.— Highways England (@HighwaysSWEST) February 9, 2018
“If your journey isn’t necessary, please consider delaying it until later in the day.”