Three lanes (of four) are closed due to a multi-vehicle accident on M5 northbound between J19 (Portishead) and J18A (M49).
Traffic is queuing back to J20 (Clevedon).
There has been more West country success at the Commonwealth games. In gymnastics, Portishead's Claudia Fragapane won gold in the women's individual all-around event.
Ruby Harrold from Bristol claimed silver and Hannah Whelan bronze as England filled every step on the podium.
A lifeboat crewman was forced to jump into the Bristol Channel to rescue a man whose yacht had run aground.
The man got into difficulty on Sunday afternoon in the strong winds off Clevedon beach.
When crews arrived, there was only one metre of water around the yacht so a crew member had to get out and swim to it to tow it out of danger.
The yacht was towed to Portishead Marina where it was handed over to the Portishead Coastguards.
Avon and Somerset Police opened up their headquarters in Portishead yesterday to celebrate 40 years of the force.
Three thousand people went to see the dogs and danger on display - and there was a surprise celebrity appearance too.
Adam Grierson reports:
One lane is blocked on the M5 northbound between J20 B3133 (Clevedon) and J19 A369 (Portishead).
A single vehicle accident has blocked lane one (of four) approaching the split level section.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have announced that Andrew Scott Ltd will be building their new lifeboat station at Portishead. The Port Talbot, South Wales company will begin work on the £1.9 million centre towards the end of March with work likely to last around 10 months.
Carol Vorderman will unveil a charity plaque in Portishead today.
It's part of the campaign aiming to raise two million pounds for the Linac Radiotherapy Appeal for Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre.
The commemorative plaque will be show at the Mezze Restaurant who have made a commitment to help the appeal.
Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed a fire at a new training centre that was being constructed at Black Rock Quarry in Portishead was started deliberately.
Investigations into the cause of a fire which destroyed the new police firearms training centre in Portishead have begun.
Fire crews have put out the final hotspots at the Black Rock Quarry site, which had been burning for 13 days.
An anarchist group has claimed responsibility for starting the fire.