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M5 traffic latest: M5 closed both ways for 24 hours after serious crash near Cheltenham

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The northbound carriageway has been shut between Junction 9 and Junction 11 following the collision at around 5.20am.

It will remain closed until tomorrow due to major damage to the road.

The southbound carriageway has been shut between Junction 9 and Junction 10.

Highways England tweeted: “The #M5 Northbound carriageway between J11 #Gloucester and J9 #Ashchurch will remain CLOSED until tomorrow due to extensive road surface damage that must be resurfaced as a result of this incident.

“Please plan ahead and consider different routes where possible to avoid the area.”

In an earlier tweet, Highways England said: “#M5 Northbound J10 #Cheltenham towards J9 #Tewkesbury. There has been an RTC.

“All emergency services are on route and emergency road closures will be installed from J11 #Gloucester.

“Both directions are now being closed for a serious RTC.

“Northbound closed between J11 #Gloucester and J9 #Tewkesbury. Southbound closed between J9 #Tewkesbury and J10 #Cheltenham.

“Diversions are being installed and closures will likely be in place through to the afternoon.”

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