Live updates as lorry accident closes M5 in Devon
Traffic was reported to be at a standstill on the M5 southbound in Devon this morning after a crash at 6.25am.
Traffic service Inrix reports a lorry and a car involved in a crash on the road between juntions 28 and 29.
The service reported: “Stationary traffic due to all traffic being temporarily held and accident, a lorry and a car involved on M5 Southbound between J28 A373 Station Road (Cullompton / Service Area) and J29 A3015 Honiton Road (Exeter / Honiton).
“Cameras show all traffic is being held.”
We’ll bring you live updates as we get them.
Traffic now static
There are queues back to junction 27
Traffic is being diverted through Cullompton
Follow the B3181
Police say the crash happened at 5.48am. Officers say it involved a car and a lorry and a woman involved is believed to have suffered significant injuries.
All traffic being held
Where the motorway is closed
Traffic England on when road will reopen
Normal traffic is expected at 8am
Update from traffic services
M5 – DEVON – SOUTHBOUND M5 Southbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident, a lorry and a car involved between J28 A373 Station Road ( Cullompton / Service Area) and J29 A3015 Honiton Road (Exeter / Honiton ). The road was closed around 06:30 following the accident. Cameras also show trapped traffic behind the accident.