re-opens near Burnham-On-Sea after oil spill and lorry crash
M5 motorway has re-opened near Burnham-On-Sea after a crash between
two lorries caused an oil spill on Thursday (February 16th).
collision involving a lorry and a car transporter occurred on the
northbound carriageway between junction 23 for Bridgwater and junction
22 for Burnham-On-Sea at just before 10.15am.
crews from Burnham-On-Sea, Bridgwater and Taunton were sent to the
scene to rescue a driver trapped in his cab.
used cutting equipment to safely remove the driver and a South Western
Ambulance Service said his injuries were minor and that he was taken
to Western General Hospital as a precaution.
England worked to resurface part of the road overnight where oil
was spilled, damaging the carriageway, as pictured here.
incident led to long delays for motorists travelling between Bridgwater
and Burnham-On-Sea with the A38 through Highbridge also slow due
to diverted traffic.
Highways England provided this photo of the damaged M5 lane