The M5 is currently closed in both directions following a serious crash between J24 and J25.
Emergency services are at the scene of the crash, reported to involve two lorries and a car.
The M5 is closed between jnc 24 Huntworth south & 25 Taunton north due to a serious collision of two lorries and a car just before 8.30am. Highways, fire, police and ambulance services, including the air ambulance, are at the scene. Motorists are urged to avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/k6r5fCRWJD
— ASPolice Sedgemoor (@ASPSedgemoor) September 13, 2018
Those at the scene report the air ambulance is also in attendance.
Update – #M5 between J24 – J25 near #Taunton. Remains CLOSED in both directions due to a serious collision. Traffic within the closure is going to be released at the rear of the queue please await instructions from Traffic Officers or Police. For further – https://t.co/4uAdoS2iel pic.twitter.com/dJjkUGX9X4
— Highways England (@HighwaysSWEST) September 13, 2018
A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said on social media: “The M5 is closed between junction 24 southbound (Huntworth) and junction 25 north (Taunton) following a serious collision involving several vehicles which happened at about 8.30am today, Thursday 13 September.
“A multi-agency response is in place including fire, police and ambulance service, including the air ambulance and highways.
“The road is expected to remain closed for some time to allow emergency services to work.
“Motorway and dual-carriageway closures are very complex and the duration of a closure varies depending on the incident and which emergency service or organisation has taken the lead at the scene,”
Updates as information becomes available.
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