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Hour-long delays on M5 after lorry carrying hay catches fire

The lorry on fire on the M5. Credit: Highways England

Traffic was brought to a standstill on the M5 after a lorry carrying hay caught fire between Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare.

Hour-long delays were reported after the vehicle caught fire between junctions 20 and 21 at around 6pm on Wednesday 13 March.

Emergency services, including Avon and Somerset Police and the fire service, responded to the incident within minutes.

All three lanes were temporarily closed while the fire was extinguished.

Watch dashcam footage of the scene here:

One lane reopened but Highways England closed two lanes until around 6am on Thursday 14 March.

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