Delays after bales of hay spread across motorway

The lorry shed its bales of hay on M5 Southbound this morning. Credit: Highways England

Two lanes remain closed after two accidents and a lorry carrying bales of hay has shed its load on the M5 Southbound in South Gloucestershire.

There are speed restriction of 40mph between Junction 14 B4509 (Thornbury / Falfield) and Junction 15 M4 (Almondsbury Interchange).

This has caused long delays on M5 to the Michaelwood Services. Highways England say travel time is around 45 minutes.

Recovery work continues, a sweeper has been requested to clear the hay from the carriageway as one bale has split.