The M5 in Devon is closed in both directions between J27 Tiverton Parkway (A361, A38) and Chelston (A38). This is following a serious incident.
Devon & Cornwall Police are on scene and advise the road is going to be closed for a protracted period of time due to the severity of the incident. Highways England Traffic Officers are also in attendance to assist with traffic management.
Traffic caught within the closures in both directions will be released as soon as it is possible. If you’re within the closure please remain with your vehicle and await further instructions from Highways England or Devon & Cornwall Police officers. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended and cross the central reservation on the opposite carriageway.
A diversion is in operation in both directions for road users approaching the closure.
For southbound traffic exit at J26 and follow the route marked with a solid diamond symbol on local road signs via the A38 to J27.
For northbound traffic exit at J27 and follow the route marked with a solid circle symbol on local road signs, again following the A38 to J26.
Road users intending on using the M5 in the area are advised to allow additional time for their journey.
Traffic delay information can be found online via Highways England’s Traffic England website here.