Update: The M5 is now fully open.
The m5 is currently closed Northbound between Wellington J26 and Bridgwater J24 due to an oil spillage.
All three lanes are closed by the eight miles of oil spillage
The spillage is currently being cleared but it could be some time before the motorway is reopened.
The M5 is CLOSED northbound between Junction 26 for Wellington and Junction for 25 Taunton – due to a large fuel spillage. Please allow extra journey time today… pic.twitter.com/itzqr5MuUU
— ASPolice Welly Wivy (@ASPWellyWivy) July 19, 2019
Traffic is following a diversion route via the A38 and rejoining the motorway at Bridgwater J24.
CLOSURE: #M5 northbound between Junctions 26 #Wellington to Junction 24 #Huntworth is closed due to a substancial Oil and Diesel spill stretching approximately 8 miles. Diversion route is via the #A38. Updates to follow shortly. pic.twitter.com/7mUjM9RQy8
— Highways England (@HighwaysSWEST) July 19, 2019
Updates as information becomes available.
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