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M5 lanes reopen - calls for drivers to return to vehicles

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Three M5 northbound lanes between junction 14 and junction 16 have now been re-opened.

Highway authorities are now appealing for drivers who left their vehicles to return to them in order to get the traffic flowing again.

The lanes were closed following an earlier accident involving a pedestrian getting hit by several vehicles on the M5.


Vehicles catch fire following collision in North Devon

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Roads in Knowstone, South Molton will remain closed for a while, following a serious collision between a lorry and a motorcycle.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance and fire crews, are at the scene near the Moortown Barton picnic area, parallel to the A361.

Both vehicles caught fire, leaving a motorcyclist seriously injured.

There are closures between Beaples Moor Cross and Marley Moor and at Moortown Cross.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area. Diversions are also in place.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police by email on or phone on 101, quoting log number 93 of 12/09/17.

M4 motorist who died after driving the wrong way is named

Anouska Paterson died in a collision on the M4. Credit: Google maps

A motorist who died after driving the wrong way on the M4 motorway has been named.

41-year-old Anouska Paterson, from Lydbrook in Gloucestershire, died in a collision, between junctions 17 and 16 eastbound, on Sunday 27 August.

Wiltshire Police are still appealing for witnesses, including anyone who may have dash cam footage of a black Audi A3 being driven on the eastbound carriageway before the collision.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police on 101, asking to speak to PC Jay Clifton, of the Roads Policing Unit, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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