Lorry crash on M5 in Somerset

A lorry crash on M5 in Somerset has cause major disruption between junction 24 for Bridgwater and 25 for Taunton.

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Resurfacing work taking place overnight on M5

One lane of the M5 southbound between J24-25 has now re-opened following an incident earlier this morning involving three HGVs. Continuing traffic delays are reported while work takes place to re-open lane 2.

A fully signed diversion is in place along the A38 from Junction 24. Drivers are advised to make sure they have sufficient water in their cars and are reminded not to park on the hard shoulder so emergency vehicles can maintain access to the site.

Lane one and the hard shoulder will remain closed overnight to allow emergency resurfacing to take place.

– Highways Agency statement

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Lorry upright as recovery work continues on M5

An overturned lorry which forced the closure of the M5 in Somerset is now upright after a recovery operation involving a number of tow trucks,

A number of tow trucks were needed to right the lorry on the M5 Credit: ITV News West Country

3 tow trucks were needed to pull the articulated lorry and another was required to lift it upright. It overturned on the M5 between junctions 24 at Bridgwater and 25 at Taunton on the southbound carriageway just before 3am.

The lorry overturned on the M% just before 3am on Wednesday morning Credit: ITV News West Country

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M5 remains closed as recovery begins

Recovery work is underway to remove one of the lorries involved in a crash on the M5 in Somerset this morning.

Two articulated lorries were in collision between junctions 24 at Bridgwater and 25 at Taunton on the southbound carriageway at just before 3am.

The motorway remains closed between J24 and J25southbound Credit: ITV News West Country
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Police thank commuters for patience

One of the lorries tipped over onto its side during the collision blocking all three lanes.

While work to recover the vehicle is due to get under way shortly we’re unable to give a time estimate of how long this will take and the motorway will remain closed for some time.

I appreciate the closure will have caused problems for commuters this morning and I thank the public for their continued patience while we deal with this incident.

– Ch Insp Rhys Hughes, Avon & Somerset Police
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Recovery work due shortly following M5 crash

Avon & Somerset Police are expecting to begin recover work to remove one of the lorries involved in a collision on the M5 .

Two articulated lorries were in collision between junctions 24 at Bridgwater and 25 at Taunton on the southbound carriageway at just before 3am.

The driver of one of the lorries, who is in his fifties, has been taken to Musgove Park Hospital. He has serious arm injuries and is undergoing treatment.

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