M5 closed southbound
Police have just advised that the M5 is now closed southbound from Junction 22. That is the turn off for Burnham.
The closure follows an accident involving a lorry and a car between junctions 22 and 23 at 6am this morning. A woman who was in the car has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries.
Police expect the motorway to be closed southbound all morning to allow crash investigators at the scene to complete their work
The northbound carriageway remains open.
Please note that the Highways Agency have just notified us that they expect the carriageway to reopen at 3pm this afternoon.