M5 travel hell after multi-vehicle smash on busy route from holiday resorts

Motorists traveling on the main route from the south-west of England to the West Midlands are faced with travel chaos after several vehicles have collapsed.

One lane of the M5 going north is closed this morning between Junction 15 on the Almondsbury Interchange and Junction 14 into Thornbury.

The motorway is the main route for holidaymakers returning from popular holiday resorts in Devon and Cornwall to Birmingham and the wider region. After the collision this morning at around 7 a.m., long queues formed on the driveway. Lanes two and three of the lane to the north were closed because a caravan was wedged in the median, reports BristolLive.

There was also disruption to the southbound roadway as teams worked to remove the attacked caravan.

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Highways England tweeted: “# M5 Northbound between J15 #AlmondsburyInterchange and J14 #Thornbury, we have a lock on lane 3 due to a collision with several vehicles.

“The vehicle was jammed in the barrier.”

A spokesman for Highways England said: “We now have a restoration in place. To make this possible, we have also blocked lanes 2 and 3 on the northbound carriageway. “

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