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YOUR VIDEOS: The M5 closure from your view

While police are working to clear the stretch of road between J23 and J24 after the top of a tanker split and kerosene spilt onto the carriageway - we've been hearing from people stuck in the gridlock.

Credit: Clayton Jane Photography

Richard Pennock took this video while stranded in the gridlock for more than 4 hours.

He saw people getting out of their cars and chatting to one another, some he spotted even exchanging numbers.

Max Bristow left his home in Cullompton at 08:30 this morning (6 January) to get on a flight back to university in America from Heathrow.

But after travelling for 30 minutes, he became stuck in traffic for over 3 hours.

Ian Le Sueur sent us these videos showing the slow moving traffic inching along the carriageways.

Delays are expected despite the reopening of the Southbound lanes.

Did you get stuck? Send your photos or videos if safe to do so, to westcountry@itv.com

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Plans to ease traffic congestion in Bath

Could queues like this one in London Road in Bath become a thing of the past? Credit: ITV News

Plans to ease congestion in Bath have been given early support by the Government.

A new 'park and rail' station in Bathampton - with a large car park - will ease traffic in and out of the east of the city.

Plans also include a road linking the new station to the A36 - bypassing the city.

Mayor backs extension of Make Sunday Special

Bristol Mayor George Ferguson says he wants to see the popular Make Sunday Special scheme extended to other parts of the city. At present part of the city centre is closed to traffic once a month to host entertainment and boost trade

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Is Bristol the worst city in the country for motorists?

Bristol is the worst city in the country for motorists. That's according to the Alliance of British Drivers who've made a video showing what they say are the main problems facing car users.

A recent report found that on average, commuters in Bristol spend 84 hours a year stuck in traffic. And business leaders have told ITV news that the situation is now so bad, it's hitting the city's economy.

One lane closed on M5 after collision between two cars

One lane has been closed on the M5 near the Almondsbury Interchange after an accident.

Two cars were involved in the incident on the Southbound carriageway between Junction 15 and Junction 16 near Aztec West.

Traffic was already slow after a caravan overturned on the same stretch of road.

A lane is also closed further down the M5 towards Portishead because of a vehicle fire.

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