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Major delays on M5 near Exeter following lorry spill

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Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys in Devon this afternoon following an incident on the M5 between junction 31 and 30 near Exeter.

Lane one northbound was closed after a lorry broke down and spilled diesel on to the carriageway at 10.47am.

The incident had an impact on both the A30 and A38 with earlier delays of up to an hour on the A30 eastbound and 70 minutes on the A38 eastbound.

Highways England worked to recover the vehicle, treat the carriageway and reopen lane 1 of the M5; yet the area remains heavily congested.