Somerset A-road reopens after accident closes lane on M5 southbound

Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes. Credit: PA

The A361 Frome Bypass in Somerset was closed following a serious crash.

Emergency services were called to the A361 Frome Bypass at 10.30pm on Tuesday 25 July following reports of a serious road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

The road was closed from Berkley Roundabout to the junction with the A362 Rodden Down.

A diversion is in place along Clink Road and drivers are advised to seek alternative routes.

Traffic monitoring site Inrix says: "A361 in both directions closed due to accident investigation work from Clink Road to A362 Warminster Road. Traffic is coping well."

A spokesperson from Avon and Somerset Police said: "Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident who have yet to speak with police.

"They are also interested in seeing any relevant footage, including CCTV, doorbell and dashcam footage from around the time of the collision. If you can help, please call 101 and quote reference 5223178752.

"We thank the public for their patience and understanding at this time."

One lane was also closed on the M5 Southbound from J9 A46 (Tewkesbury) to J10 A4019 (Cheltenham) due to an accident involving an overturned vehicle.

Traffic monitoring site Inrix says: "Long delays, one lane closed and queueing traffic for four miles due to accident, overturned vehicle involved on M5 Southbound from J9 A46 (Tewkesbury) to J10 A4019 (Cheltenham).

"Congestion to the A38 through Tewkesbury as drivers divert away from the M5. Traffic was held from 08:45 for around ten minutes, but it has now been released, but lane one (of three) remains closed."

Delays have now cleared and the lane has since reopened.

Updates to follow.