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Overturned lorry closes M5 southbound at Tiverton

The lorry has been moved from the road. Credit: ITV West Country

The M5 southbound is closed at J27 A361 (Tiverton) because a lorry has overturned. Lane three is also closed on the northbound carriageway.

The 23-year-old driver was injured and he was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Traffic is diverting up the exit slip road and back down the entry slip road.

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Diesel was flowing from the lorry, the fuel spill makes the clear up operation more difficult.

Police say the road is "likely to remain closed until 18:00 tonight" but that highways engineers were "working hard to reduce this".