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.
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