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M5 crash between van and car causes oil spill and nine mile queues Bath City News

A two-vehicle crash on the M5 in Somerset has caused an oil spill and more than nine miles of congestion. This was between junctions 25 in Taunton and 24 in Bridgwater today (April 8).

National highways were alerted to the accident between a van and a car just before noon, which blocked all three lanes for six to seven minutes. No one was injured in the crash.

Following the treatment of the oil spill and the recovery of vehicles, all lanes were able to reopen shortly after 1:30 p.m.

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A National Highways spokesperson said: “The incident involved a collision without injury between a van and a car on the northbound M5 between Junctions 25 (Taunton) and 24 (Bridgwater), just before midday.

“The roadway was initially blocked for six to seven minutes, resulting in five miles of congestion, and following the handling of an oil spill in lane 2, traffic was subsequently released in lanes 2 and 3 while a 3 lane closure remained after the scene to await vehicle recovery.

“Once the vehicles were recovered, lane 3 was reopened and residual delays, involving nine miles of slow-moving traffic, remained in the area but have now resided.”

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This notice was published: 2022-04-08 16:32:19

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