Highways England are advising drivers to allow extra time for their journeys on the M5.Read the full story ›
The main carriageway of the M5 Northbound is closed at Junction 11 in Gloucestershire after a lorry carrying a large amount of timber caught fire last night.
Traffic is being diverted via exit and entry slip roads.
#M5 southbound open btwn J10-J11 after large lorry fire. M5 northbound closed within J11 with traffic diverted via exit/entry sliproads.
12 incidents of major delays on the M5 have had a huge cost to the region's economy. The estimated loss of trade is £75 million.Read the full story ›
All emergency services have been deployed to the M5 in the Somerset after an accident between Junction 22 for Burnham-on-Sea and 23 for Bridgwater North.
Two lanes have been closed. Motorists are being advised to expect delays.
Two vehicles have been involved in the collision.
Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses after a car drove the wrong way along the M5 last month - the driver has since died.Read the full story ›
A woman has been charged with causing a public nuisance after the M5 was closed for more than two hours over safety fears.
The road was closed southbound between Junction 27 and Junction 26 - with traffic tailing back for more than 20 miles.
Officers later said the woman was "safe and well" and re-opened the road.
But they later said they had charged 25-year-old Abigail Wyatt with causing a public nuisance in relation to the incident.
The woman, from Wellington, has been bailed to appear at Taunton Deane Magistrates Court on September 12.
The bank holiday getaway is underway with twice the amount of traffic expected. Key routes across the west country are set to be hectic.Read the full story ›
A mission is underway to reunite a toy lost on the motorway with its owner.
Highways England say they found the immaculate puppy on the hard shoulder between Bristol and Clevedon.
Anyone missing this cuddly cutie found by our traffic officers on M5 hard shoulder between J19-20 on Saturday? https://t.co/uwFVLwAxs1
Fingers crossed for a happy reunion.
Traffic is at a standstill and queues are tailing back for 11 miles after a crash on the M5.
The northbound carriageway is closed between J22 for Burnham-on-Sea and J21 for Weston-super-Mare. Congestion is as far back at Bridgwater.
The M5 Northbound is currently blocked after an accident at J30 for Exeter.
It's causing queueing traffic.