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'Police incident' causing heavy congestion on M5 in Gloucestershire

There is currently stationary traffic on the M5 in Gloucestershire due to a "police incident".

All the lanes have been closed in both directions, between junction 8 for the M50 and junction 11 for the A40 Golden Valley Bypass.

The incident police are dealing with is said to be at junction 9 Southbound for the A46, Tewkesbury.

The M5 Northbound entry slip road junction 10 for the A4019, Cheltenham has also been closed.

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A30 Eastbound blocked after accident

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The A30 Eastbound is partially blocked after an accident.

Police say the incident happened near Hayne Bridge Road (Stowford Cross).

Emergency services are at the scene and the accident is affecting traffic between Launceston and Okehampton.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue says it received reports of a one-vehicle road traffic collision where a car had rolled over, coming to rest on its side on an embankment and trapping two occupants.

"Within minutes of the first crew arriving this was confirmed to be the case and set to work stabilising the vehicle, before preparing to extricate the 2 casualties.

"At 15:05hrs they confirmed the incident was under control and the casualties had been released, using power rescue tools and small tools. Once extricated into the hands of paramedics, they were both conveyed to hospital via land ambulances, whilst we made the vehicle and scene safe. Duty of care was then left with the Police."

Major traffic delays in Bristol

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There are reports of major traffic delays on the M32 in Bristol.

One lane is closed due to an accident on the M4 Eastbound between J19 M32 (Bristol) and J18 A46 (Bath / Tormarton).

A road has also been blocked due to a stalled car on A432 Stapleton Road Both ways between Walton Street and A4320 Easton Way. A car has lost a wheel in the middle of the road, making the road impassable. There is currently queuing traffic.

  • UPDATE: All lanes on the M4 between J18 and J19 are now open.

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