Lorry spills offal across M5 leaving lane closed and causing miles of queues

A lorry carrying offal has spilled its load across a motorway, leaving four miles of queues.

The lorry after offal spilled out. Photo: National Highways
The lorry after offal spilled out. Photo: National Highways

It was announced at around 3.50pm that one lane of the M5 northbound between Junctions 7 and 6 at Worcester was closed.

National Highways said the closure was due to a lorry which has lost part of its load of offal across the carriageway".

The carraigeway after offal spilled out of a lorry. Photo: National Highways
The lorry after offal spilled out. Photo: National Highways

"We're arranging specialist clear-up works to take place," a statement said.

The agency reported 30-minute delays and eight miles of queues as a result of the incident at its peak.

By 9pm the lane was still shut as clean-up work continued but the queues were down to less than one mile.

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