M5 | Somerset | Carriageway Closure | Expect Delays
The M5 is currently closed from J21 to J19 with delays of at least 15 minutes covering several miles of the northbound carriageway. This closure is due to a road traffic collision and Highways England has resources deployed working hard to restore normal conditions as soon as possible.
For traffic approaching the closure locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may potentially have to re-route your journey.
If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs and media.
Diversion route details and guidance is as follows;
Please note, the diversion route brings traffic back on at J18.
Road users are advised to follow the “Solid Black Triangle” diversion symbol. Exit the M5 at J21 and take the 3rd exit onto the A370. Stay on the A370 until Ashton Gate, the road then leads onto the A3029 ‘Brunel Way’. Drive over the ‘Plimsoll Swingbridge’ then turn left to travel along the A4 to re-join the M5.
Further incident information is available from Highways England by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our @HighwaysSWEST regional twitter feed. For urgent real time assistance, our 24/7 contact centre team is able to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.
Highways England has been working closely with our emergency services colleagues Avon & Somerset Police, who led the response to this incident.
Last updated on: 05/08/2019 22:25