It is another testing day on the M5 through Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and the wider South West.
In what is becoming a familiar pattern, holiday traffic heading into, out of, and through the region is causing long delays on a Friday.
Today, the pinch points have been southbound between junction J17 A4018 (Cribbs Causeway) and junction 20 for Clevedon. Travel time is 45 minutes.
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There was also stop-start traffic northbound in Somerset from junction 26 (the A38 at Wellington) and junction 20 for Clevedon with travel time of around one and three-quarter hours.
Motorists were also finding it slow going on the northbound M5 between junction 11 for the A40 Golden Valley Bypass and junction 8 for the M50, with travel times of around 30 minutes.
M5 – GLOUCESTERSHIRE – SOUTHBOUND – BRISTOL: Long delays and very slow traffic due to holiday traffic on M5 Southbound between J17 A4018 (Cribbs Causeway) and J20 B3133 Ettlingen Way (Clevedon). Travel time is 45 minutes.
M5 – SOMERSET – NORTHBOUND: Long delays and stop-start traffic due to holiday traffic on M5 Northbound between J26 A38 (Wellington) and J20 B3133 Ettlingen Way (Clevedon). Travel time is around 1 hour 30 minutes. Picks up in places.
M5 – GLOUCESTERSHIRE – NORTHBOUND: Stop-start traffic due to holiday traffic on M5 Northbound between J11 A40 (Gloucester / Golden Valley Bypass) and J8 (M50 Interchange). Travel time is around 30 minutes.
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