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M5 reopens following serious collision

Holiday traffic was gridlocked on the M5 in Devon this evening after the motorway was completely closed following an accident. The M5 southbound has now fully re-opened with the traffic beginning to ease but there had been approximately three miles of queuing traffic.

The Devon Air Ambulance landed on the motorway. Credit: David Rote

Police held back drivers to allow an air ambulance to land on the southbound carriageway following the crash, believed to involve just one vehicle. The northbound carriageway was shut for a while safety reasons.

The scene earlier. Credit: ITV West Country