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M5 traffic: 60-minute delays amid Easter getaway rush due to loose animals on carriageway Bath City News

There are 60-minute delays on the M5 motorway in Somerset after animals escaped onto the carriageway this morning (Thursday April 14). The incident happened north of J22, Burnham-on-Sea and caused very long queues on both sides of the carriageway as traffic was halted for almost an hour from 7.05am to 8.00am.

Traffic has now been released, but there are 60-minute delays according to Highways England South West, as the road is busy with commuters and people rushing for the long weekend. The delays caused queues between J22 and Sedgemoor Services.

It is being slowly released for the northbound carriageway as people exit their vehicles. Highways England has asked people to return to their carriageways as the motorway restarts. It is not yet known what type of animals were causing the delays.

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Drivers in Somerset Live’s M5 Facebook group have complained about the delays, with footage showing traffic coming to a complete stop.

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This notice was published: 2022-04-14 07:24:06

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