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M5 near Bristol shuts after four-vehicle crash

Emergency crews at M5 crash Image copyright South Western Ambulance Service
Image caption Emergency services were involved in clearing the motorway after the crash

A motorway was shut for five hours by a crash involving four vehicles, including a lorry.

The M5 was closed northbound near Bristol after the crash at 07:15 BST, close to junction 17 for Cribbs Causeway.

Avon Fire and Rescue said three people were taken to hospital. Two had to be rescued from their vehicles.

The carriageway remained closed for several hours for clean-up work, causing long queues.

The blocked traffic has now been cleared.

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