M5: Southbound lanes shut after vehicle overturns near Stroud

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image captionGloucestershire Police were called to junction 13 of the M5 on Friday morning

A section of the M5 in Gloucestershire reopened on Friday afternoon after an overturned vehicle caused its closure.

Police were called at around 10:30 GMT on Friday after a van being towed by a 4x4 overturned near junction 13 for Stroud.

The southbound lanes were closed to allow for specialist lifting equipment to move the vehicles.

The driver of the towing vehicle sustained "minimal injuries", said police.

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image captionThe southbound section of the M5 was closed near Stroud to allow for specialist lifting equipment to be brought in

The closure caused lengthy delays in the area and Highways England said the road had been cleared by around 13:10 GMT.

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