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Van fire on M5 near Weston-super-Mare

A van fire on the M5 near Weston-super-Mare caused long delays for drivers this morning.

Dashcam footage recorded by a driver shows the vehicle on the side of the carriageway with smoke pouring from it.

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Highways England says the road has now been reopened.

Tributes paid to woman who died in M5 crash

Joanne has been described as a loving mother, wife, sister, auntie and nanny. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The family of a woman who died in a collision on the M5 has paid tribute to her.

Joanne Jennings, 45, from Highbridge, died in the crash near junction 25 for Taunton, which happened at about 8.30am on Thursday, 13 September.

Joanne was a loving mother, wife, sister, auntie and nanny.

She was always filled with joy and happiness, laughing and smiling as she went about her day.

She will be sadly missed by family and friends and has a place in many people’s hearts.”

– Joanne Jennings' Family
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