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All lanes have been re-opened on the M5 Southbound between J22 A38 / B3140 (Burnham-on-sea) and J23 A39 (Bridgwater North).
Traffic is still very slow both Northbound and Southbound at that stretch of the M5 following this morning's serious accident.
Two lanes are now open on the M5 Northbound between Junctions 22 and 23, following this morning's crashes. The Southbound carriageway is still completely shut on that stretch.
One lane and the hard shoulder are now open on the M5 Northbound between Junctions 22 and 23 following two accidents this morning. Traffic is moving very slowly. The southbound carriageway is still completely closed.
Traffic is being diverted off the M5 at earlier junctions and police are working to turn around those vehicles stuck between the closed junctions. Traffic is being diverted along the A38 although this is likely to result in significant congestion along that route.
At around 5:15am a car overturned on the southbound carriageway between the junctions for Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater in Somerset. A short time later a second collision between a van and a lorry occurred in the same area. One man has been killed.
The crashes left debris scattered over the northbound carriageway and so the motorway has been closed in both directions. Police are currently at the scene dealing with the incident and beginning an investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
A man died in one of the two accidents on the M5 early this morning. The motorway is still closed in both directions between Junctions 22 and 23.
There is heavy congestion on the M5 in Somerset, with Junctions 22-23 completely closed.
The M5 is closed in both directions in Somerset between Junction 22 for Burnham-on-Sea and 23 for Bridgwater. This is because of two separate accidents on the same stretch. It is causing severe delays.
A lane is blocked both ways on the M5 in Somerset between Junctions 22 and 23. This is due to an accident involving two cars, and it is causing delays.