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Road traffic accident incidents cause major motorway closures

A road traffic accident caused 25 miles of the M5 motorway to be closed last week.

All three lanes of both the northbound and southbound were closed after a Nissan truck hit an 11,000 volt electric cable.

The stretch of the M5 near Bristol is one of the busiest motorway hubs in the country, linking commuters to the South-West, London in the East, as well as Birmingham and South Wales.

Police shut the road after deeming the cables, which were lying close to the road, too dangerous to be left as they were.

The driver and passengers in the vehicle involved in the road traffic accident pole escaped without sustaining any serious injuries.

The closure followed a road traffic accident on the M6 in Cheshire, which also forced Police to close the motorway. The stretch between junction 18 for Holmes Chapel and junction 19 for Knutsford was shut both ways during morning rush hour after an oil tanker lost control and spilt Bitumen across the carriageways.

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