Sat. May 21st, 2022

A huge hole about six inches deep and a foot long has appeared on the M5 northbound and closes two lanes between junction 9 and Tewkesbury and junction 8 Strensham leaving a number of cars damaged

The hole has caused huge tails on the highway
The hole has caused huge backwards between junctions 9 and 8 on the M5 northbound

A huge hole has appeared in the middle of the M5, causing miles of tailbacks and damage to cars.

The cavity is about six inches deep and a foot long, according to Gloucestershire Police.

It has closed two lanes on the M5’s northbound lane between junction 9 at Tewkesbury and junction 8 at Strensham, Worcestershire.

A number of cars have been damaged and are on the high shoulder of the highway after the incident.

INRIX already confirms two miles of cows back from the closure while traffic is being controlled, GloucestershireLive reports.

The latest update says: “Two lanes closed and traffic queuing for two miles due to emergency repairs on the M5 northbound from the J9 A46 (Tewkesbury) to the J8 M50. Travel time is ten minutes.

Drivers face a two-hour delay on the M5 northbound due to the closure

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Lane one and two of four are closed. “

Highways England reports that traffic delays may be in place for at least two hours at the site of the closure.

The organization has confirmed that it is on site and awaiting a crew to repair the hole in the M5 roadway.

It has said that it will update further when the repair is complete.

In a tweet, National Highways: South-West said: “Lane 1 & 2 closure is now in place and we are waiting for our contractors to attend and repair the defect. We will update when the repair is complete. Thank you for your patience.”

Gloucestershire police tweeted: “Lanes 1 and 2 are closed on the M5 NB lane between J9 for Tewkesbury and J8 for the M50 interchange. This is due to a hole in the other lane – several cars have been damaged. This is expected to cause delays / tailbacks – motorists are advised to look for alternative routes. ”


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