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ROADS: M5 Somerset - closure points extended


We have now closed the M5 between J23-26 N and S-bound due to car fire. Avoid area if you can. Listen to local radio for updates

Police have extended the closure points of the M5 in Somerset.

Both carriageways are now closed between J23 A39 (Bridgwater North) and J26 A38 (Wellington).

There are long delays in both directions. Avoid if you can.


A look inside refurbished motoring museum

Five million pounds has been spent improving a motoring museum in Somerset set up by the man who invented the Haynes manual. The books have helped thousands of amateur mechanics fix cars on their driveways.

John Haynes wanted to share his collection of cars, expanding it over thirty years into one of the most important in the world. From Sparkford, Duncan Sleightholme reports.

Car crashes into a house at Wookey Hole

Fire crews were called to rescue a woman trapped in a car after it crashed into a house. The incident on Wells Road in Wookey Hole, Somerset, was reported just after 3am this morning.

The woman was removed from the car using hydraulic rescue equipment and then taken to hospital by ambulance. There are no reports of any other injuries.

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