Updates: Heavy traffic on M5 northbound after crash involving HGV, motorists told to avoid area

There is heavy traffic on the M5 northbound this morning (August 9) after a crash involving a HGV. Police officers are currently dealing with the collision between J25 and J24 near Taunton. Motorists have been warned to avoid the area.

Scroll down to see live updates. Meanwhile, five people were injured in a head-on crash in Bristol and the motorway was closed for nine hours yesterday after a man was found dead. If you see anything on the roads which we should be covering then make sure to get in touch.

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