Live updates as M5 blocked after crash involving lorry

A crash involving a lorry has left the M5 blocked in one direction. The northbound side of the motorway has been affected in Somerset. The accident was reported at about 9pm between junction 26 for Wellington and 25 for Taunton.

Traffic service Inrix says: "M5 northbound blocked, stationary traffic due to accident from J26 A38 (Wellington) to J25 A358 (Taunton). "Traffic trapped near to J25 (Taunton), northbound camera showing no traffic getting through." Traffic is being held back and all the emergency services are at the scene.

A video,  shared in the M5 Traffic and Travel group  on Facebook, appears to show an overturned lorry in an embankment off the motorway.

The situation remained the same as of the latest update from Inrix at 9.43pm.

See our live blog below for updates as we get them.

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