Somerset

M5 in Somerset re-opened after tanker fuel spill

Overturned tanker on M5 Image copyright Avon and somerset police
Image caption Avon and Somerset Police said the top of the tanker split and kerosene spilt on to the carriageway

The M5 in Somerset has fully re-opened following resurfacing work after a tanker overturned on Wednesday.

Up to 1,000 litres of fuel spilled onto the northbound carriageway when a vehicle carrying kerosene overturned.

It led to the motorway being closed in both directions between junction 23 for Bridgwater and junction 24 for Huntworth for most of the day.

It fully reopened by 21:00 GMT, but the northbound carriageway was shut again overnight for the work to take place.

Image copyright Burnham-on-sea.com
Image caption Motorists were advised to avoid the area for most of the day
Image caption Vehicles queued on the northbound carriageway between Bridgwater and Taunton on Wednesday

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