The M5 southbound is closed due to a horse on the road and an overturned horsebox between J28 A373 / B3181 (Cullompton Services) and J29 A30 (Exeter / Honiton).
Travel time is at least 20 minutes.
The northbound side is also closed for safety reasons.
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