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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.



Travel disruptions due to strong winds

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A number of roads around the region have been closed due to the poor weather conditions.

The M48 Severn Bridge is closed in both directions.

In Devon, the B3232 is closed at Roundswell due to a fallen tree.

Meanwhile, the Higher Dartmouth Ferry operating, between Dartmouth and Kingswear, is also out of action.

There is a power cut affecting residents in the Hartland area of Devon. Western Power say they aim to restore power by 8am.

Vehicles catch fire following collision in North Devon

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Roads in Knowstone, South Molton will remain closed for a while, following a serious collision between a lorry and a motorcycle.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance and fire crews, are at the scene near the Moortown Barton picnic area, parallel to the A361.

Both vehicles caught fire, leaving a motorcyclist seriously injured.

There are closures between Beaples Moor Cross and Marley Moor and at Moortown Cross.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area. Diversions are also in place.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police by email on or phone on 101, quoting log number 93 of 12/09/17.

Motorcycle accident on M5 causes heavy traffic

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Two motorcycles have been involved in an accident on the M5 northbound, between J26 for A38 Wellington and J25 for A358 Taunton.

There is currently heavy traffic on the northbound and stationary traffic on the M5 Southbound due to a rolling road block between J25 for A358 Taunton and J26 for A38 Wellington.


Highways England has confirmed that all lanes on the M5 northbound between J26 and J25, Taunton are now running.

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