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Travel: M5 southbound closed for overnight road works

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Drivers planning to travel on the M5 in Somerset are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys tonight.

The M5 southbound will be closed overnight between junction 23 (Bridgwater, Glastonbury and Wells) and junction 24 (Minehead and Bridgwater) for resurfacing work to be carried out over three lanes of the Huntworth Viaduct carriageway.

Highways England say diversion routes will be in place from junction 23, via the A39 and A38, to rejoin the M5 at junction 24.

The closure will be in place from 8pm, 23 August, to 6am on Thursday, 24 August.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Devon crash

A man has been seriously injured after being involved in a road traffic collision in Bishopsteignton.

Police and ambulance were called to the incident on Newton Road at 9.30am following the collision between a motorcycle and a van.

The motorcyclist was treated at the scene by paramedics and has been airlifted to hospital.

The road is closed in both directions and is expected to remain closed for some time.

Police are asking drivers to find an alternative route.

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Two lanes closed on M5 southbound causing major traffic delays

A broken down vehicle on the M5 has caused major disruption. Credit: PA

Two lanes have been closed on the M5 southbound, between J23 for A39 Bridgwater North and J24 for A38 Bridgwater South, due to a broken down vehicle.

There are currently major traffic delays, also caused by an earlier accident near J25 for Taunton.

The A38 has also been blocked both ways at Haldon Hill, between B3344 for Harcombe Cross and the Chudleigh/Kingsteignton turn off, following another accident.

Traffic is stationary in both directions, affecting travel between Exeter and Plymouth.

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Flight disruption in the region because of low visibility

Flights have been disrupted across the region due to low visibility and low clouds.

All Skybus flights have been cancelled because of the weather conditions.

Bristol Airport is also experiencing flight disruptions, with travellers advised to check with their individual airlines as to the status of flights.

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