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Person hit by train between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads

The incident happened between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa. Credit: ITV West Country

A person has been hit by a train between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

National Rail says the incident is causing disruption to journeys between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

This is expected to continue until 20:45.

National Rail says services between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads may be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads not serving Chippenham or Bath Spa


Nightly road closures planned in Bristol city centre

The centre will be closed to traffic from 8pm to 6am, Sundays to Thursdays. Credit: ITV News

Bristol city centre will be closed to traffic overnight for three weeks as roads are resurfaced.

The work is part of the city's MetroBus project.

Closures begin on Sunday 10th September and are planned to last three weeks.

The city centre will be closed to traffic from 8pm to 6am, Sundays to Thursdays.

During the night-time closures the following roads will be closed to traffic:

  • Colston Avenue
  • St Augustine’s Parade
  • Broad Quay
  • Rupert Street (south of St John’s Bridge)
  • Baldwin Street (west of Marsh Street)
  • Denmark Street (south of Gaunt’s Lane)
  • College Green (south of St George’s Road)
  • Anchor Road (east of Lower Lamb Street)
  • Cannon’s Road
  • St Stephen’s Street
  • St Augustine’s Place

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.

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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