M5 reopened after crash closes carriageway for two hours

Drivers have been face long delays this evening after a crash closed the M5.

Traffic on the M5 after a crash closed the motorway. Photo: National Highways
Traffic on the M5 after a crash closed the motorway. Photo: National Highways

The collision on the northbound carriageway between Junction 5, Droitwich, and Junction 4A for the M42, occurred between 5pm and 5.30pm.

Emergency services were called to the scene alongside National Highways Traffic Officers.

Traffic had initially been stopped on the motorway before the carriageway was declared shut.

A diversion route was put in place, with drivers warned of four-mile queues on the approach and delays "in excess of 60 minutes above usual journey times".

The carriageway, except for one lane for clean up, was reopened at around 7.30pm when six miles of queues and delays of "45 minutes above usual journey times" were reported.

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