Traffic updates for M4 and M5 as holiday traffic hits - crash sparks delays southbound

People are being warned of delays on the roads today as the great summer getaway begins. Credit: Traffic England

Thousands of people are expected to head to the South West as the schools break up for summer - meaning the region's roads will be busier than usual.

There are already some delays in the region with a crash on the M5 causing delays of around 25 minutes northbound in Somerset.

The M4 and M32 are currently running freely.

We'll bring you the latest updates throughout Friday 21 July here...

M5 northbound

Traffic monitoring site Inrix says: "Long delays due to holiday traffic on M5 Northbound from J24 A38 Taunton Road (Bridgwater South) to J21 A370 (Weston-super-Mare).

M5 southbound

Long delays due to holiday traffic on M5 Southbound from J18 for the M49 to J20 for Clevedon.