Somerset

Lorry fire leads to heavy congestion on M5 in Somerset

M5 congestion after lorry fire
Image caption The incident led to serious delays on the southbound carriageway

Motorists faced delays on the M5 in Somerset after a lorry broke down and caught fire.

The incident happened on Thursday morning on the southbound carriageway near junction 26 at Wellington.

Police operated a rolling road block to slow down traffic before closing part of the southbound carriageway briefly.

Vehicles were being taken off at the exit slip-road at junction 26 and back on at the entry slip-road. The motorway has since reopened.

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