M5 traffic chaos: Major motorway to be CLOSED for 'hours' after lorry crash – police probe

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M5 traffic chaos: Major motorway to be CLOSED for 'hours' after lorry crash – police probe

A collision in the early morning of Tuesday has led to the closure of a major motorway. The M5 near Exeter is currently shut heading northbound due

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A collision in the early morning of Tuesday has led to the closure of a major motorway. The M5 near Exeter is currently shut heading northbound due to a crash between J29 and J28, with National Highways confirming they expect it “to be in place for a number of hours”. The incident, reported by traffic service Inrix at 4.30am, caused queues from junction 29 for the A3015 Honiton Road to junction 28 for the A373 Station Road.

A National Highways spokesperson said: “The M5 northbound is closed between J29 and J28. The link road from the A30 to the M5 J29 northbound is also closed.

“The closure is due to a collision.

“Devon and Cornwall Police are carrying out a full investigation. It is anticipated that this closure will be in place for a number of hours.

“Traffic heading to J28 is to follow the solid circle symbol via the B3181.

“Traffic heading towards Taunton is to follow the hollow square symbol – is diverted from J29, via the A30 eastbound via Honiton, continuing on the A303 to the A358 near Ilminster. Then head north to re-join the M5 at J25.

“Delays are likely on the approach to this closure, with additional journey times also expected on diversion routes.”

Inrix added: “M5 Northbound closed, queueing traffic due to serious accident, a lorry involved from J29 A3015 Honiton Road (Exeter / Honiton) to J28 A373 Station Road (Cullompton / Service Area).

“The road has been closed since around 04:30 this morning.

“Diversion – traffic to leave at J29 and follow the B3181 from Exeter to Cullompton to rejoin at J28 (the Solid Circle symbol).”

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