M5 traffic hell: Huge queues on busy stretch after car and van crash – updates

The collision occurred on the M5 northbound from J19 A369 Martcombe Road (Portishead) to J18 M49. A car and a van were involved in the incident. One lane has now been closed due to the traffic incident on the motorway. 

Travel website Inrix says: “One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident, a car and a van involved on M5 Northbound from J19 A369 Martcombe Road (Portishead) to J18 M49.

“Lane four (of four) is closed.”

There have been no reports of injuries as of yet. 

Highways England said their southwest division was no travelling to the scene to deal with the incident. 

They said: “We are enroute to an accident in lane 4 on the Avonmouth bridge.

“Please adhere to signs and drive with care.”

This is a breaking story, more to follow…

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