There is heavy congestion on the M5 heading north to Somerset, which causes serious delays for motorists.

Traffic has been very dense on the road for most of the afternoon and shows no sign of slowing down at rush hour.

Bridgwater Mercury:

SLOW MOTION: Traffic at junction 25 Taunton at 4:45 pm

As of 4:45 pm, there was approximately 1:50 of delay between J26 and J22, but there were also delays for those traveling to Bridgwater, Taunton and Ilminster.