M5 to stay closed until Monday after crash and vehicle fire in Gloucestershire

Motorists are being warned that the M5 has been closed – and will remain sealed off to traffic until tomorrow.

Highways England said the northbound M5 between junction 11 at Gloucester and junction 9 at Ashchurch has been shut following an earlier incident and vehicle fire.

It’s expected to remain closed until early tomorrow

The southbound carriageway is currently also closed although it’s anticipated at least one lane of the southbound carriageway will be reopened shortly.

a view of the side of a road: The M5 will remain closed until Monday

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The M5 will remain closed until Monday

Our sister title Gloucestershire Live reports that a multi-vehicle crash at 5.20am caused an ‘explosion’ to be heard from as far as Bishop’s Cleeve, around three miles from the motorway.

Motorists are being advised to reconsider their journeys or find alternative routes.

Highways England Network Operations Manager Beverley Mears said: “We are working at the scene with emergency service partners.

“Due to extensive road

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Man seriously injured as major road closed in both directions after crash

A major Wigan road has been closed after a crash that has left a man seriously hurt.

Warrington Road (A573) in Ince is shut off to traffic following the collision which occurred at around 4.40pm today (Sunday). The vehicle involved is believed to be an off road bike.

A GMP spokesman said: “Police were called at 16.39 hours today (Saturday 29 August 2020) to reports of a road traffic accident on Warrington Road, Ince, Wigan.

“A male was seriously injured and has been taken to hospital.

“The investigation is ongoing.

“Anyone with any information should call 101 quoting incident number 2167 of 30/08/2020. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

In a tweet, a spokesman for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has warned drivers of the closure and advised people to find alternative routes.

The road is shut from Firtree Drive to

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