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Oil spill causes long delays on M5 in Somerset

There are already 40 minute tailbacks after the spill in South Somerset. Credit: PA Images

There's an eight mile stretch of the M5 in Somerset closed after a substantial oil and diesel spill.

An overturned vehicle spilled fuel on the northbound carriageway between Junction 26 for Wellington and Junction 24 for Huntworth.

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Highways England are reporting delays of at least 40 minutes. Contractors are on site and working to reopen the road as soon as possible.

A diversion is in place taking drivers via the A38.

Highways England have issued this advice. Credit: Highways England