World News – GB – M5 closed after no one was seriously injured on the road

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The M5 is closed following a police incident involving a person found on the road with’ serious injuries’

Police were called at 12.25pm ​​today at the M5 in Cullompton over concerns for the welfare of a person on the northbound carriageway

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: ‘One person was found on the road after suffering serious injuries

 » Northbound drivers are urged to avoid the area and use alternate routes where possible as the road is expected to remain closed for a considerable amount of time

« The road was closed in both directions between junction 26-27 to allow the air ambulance to land and emergency services to access the scene

Reports from the Inrix Traffic and Surveillance Service at 12:37 p.m.: ‘All traffic is temporarily suspended and traffic is stationary on the M5 northbound from J27 A361 (Tiverton) to J26 A38 (Wellington)

In their last update at 2:09 p.m., Inrix reports: «  North direction remains fully closed but two lanes reopened on the opposite side around 1:50 p.m.

 » Detour – follow the full circle symbol via the A38 Follow signs to Wellington to join the M5 to the J26  »

A spokesperson for Highways England said: ‘Drivers planning to travel on the M5 this afternoon are warned to expect serious delays as the road is closed northbound between junctions 27 ( Barnstaple / Tiverton) and 26 (Wellington) following a serious incident

 » The northbound carriageway is expected to be closed for some time, possibly until late afternoon, while Devon and Cornwall Police conduct their investigations, and it is advised drivers to avoid the area if possible and consider finding alternative routes

 » All northbound and southbound lanes were closed from 1230 hrs with southbound traffic diverted from exit 26

 » The southbound carriageway is being reopened imminently with a 3 lane closure in place after the scene, and drivers are urged to be aware of any residual delays

 » Northbound traffic is diverted via the A38 from exit 27, to merge onto the motorway at exit 26 and an operation to clear blocked northbound traffic will add to the initial delays

 » Delays are likely as closure approaches, with additional travel times also expected on the A38 diversion lane

 » Drivers are advised to check before traveling and allow extra time for their journeys if traveling in the area, or consider alternative routes  »

M5 northbound closed at J27 Will be for a while Please avoid northbound travel if possible @INRIXtraffic_SW @BBCTravelSW @DevonLiveNews

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: ‘Police were called at 12.25pm ​​today at the M5 in Cullompton over concerns for the welfare of a person on the pavement northbound between 26 and 27

 » Northbound drivers are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes when possible, as the road is expected to remain closed for a considerable amount of time  »

Highways England reports closure on both NB / SB carriageways of the M5 (J27-J26) The A38 is used as a detour, please avoid the area if possible, wait for delays and drive with care and consideration RS @DevonCC @HighwaysSWEST @BBCTravelSW picTwittercom / JaqLG1sw4K

Update: Any traffic planning to travel between # M5 J27 #Tiverton and J26 #Wellington in both directions, please use # A38 https: // tco / Kz519tUPtB

In their last update at 1:04 p.m., Inrix reports: «  Closed in both directions following an incident on the north side

The M5 is closed in both directions between junction 26-27 while emergency services attend a RTC on the northbound carriageway Please avoid the area if possible and use alternative routes https: // tco / tBSCGEbDPC

The M5 is currently closed in both directions between junction 26-27 as emergency services assist with an incident on the roadway northbound Motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible and to use alternative routes More details to follow

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: ‘Police were called at 12.25pm ​​today at the M5 in Cullompton over concerns for the welfare of a person on the pavement northbound

 » The road was closed in both directions between junction 26-27 to allow the air ambulance to land and emergency services to access the scene

#Devon On the M5 northbound from Tiverton to Wellington, all traffic is temporarily blocked due to an accident [SG]

M5, Devon, Devon and Cornwall Police, Cullompton, accident, Wellington, Tiverton

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