M5 traffic stopped as accident closes southbound carriageway between J19 and J20

Traffic is building on the M5 Credit: National Highways

There are major delays on the M5 after all traffic was held on southbound just outside of Bristol due to a crash.

National Highways stopped traffic between J19 for Gordano Services and J20 for Clevedon after the collision involving a car and a caravan at around 1.45pm this afternoon (16 June).

Two vehicles overturned and the carriageway was closed for almost two hours.

While all lanes have since reopened, delays remain with seven miles of congestion still yet to clear.

National Highways says there are delays of at least 90 minutes, with queues stretching back to past J15 for the Almondsbury Interchange.