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Accidents plague Somerset's roads during heavy fog (March 13)
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- *Accident on M5 southbound between J24 A38 (Bridgwater South) and J25 A358 (Taunton).
- *Delays of up to 40 minutes on First Great Western between Taunton and Weston.
- *Two people taken to hospital following four vehicle crash near Bridgwater pub
- *Quantock Road closed both ways following accident with 44-tonne lorry
The Fire Service says they were called to the report of a crash on the M5.
Two local crews and the rescue tender from Taunton were sent but once there crews located two separate incidents.
A police spokesman said: "This was one involving one single vehicle, the other involving two vehicles. There were no persons trapped and three walking wounded casualties. Crews got to work assisting the Ambulance Service, carrying out first aid and making the vehicles safe."
The Police were also in attendance
Thick fog on the M5 Somerset this evening
Update on the A39 Quantock Road accident which saw road closed both ways.
A traffic officer said: "Sensors in the area suggest that there are no major traffic delays, but will affect motorists travelling between Bridgwater and Cannington."
Traffic returned to normal, earlier accident on M5 Southbound between J24 A38 (Bridgwater South) and J25 A358 (Taunton).
M5 south bound thick fog juc 22 onwards @ juction 24 standing traffic beware— @slice1 13 March 2014
Boy oh boy driving through the M5 in Somerset tonight was tough really thick fog around Bridgwater— @swindonred 13 March 2014
On Facebook, Lisa Griffiths said: "M5 clear. Just got off at J25. Saw five cars on hard shoulder - didn't see much damage. Hope all ok."
Chris Ward added: "I'm not out in it thankfully just looked out my lounge window, but please everyone who is traveling do take care and slow down."
Update on M5 accident:
Slow traffic still but now on the hard shoulder on M5 Southbound between J24 A38 (Bridgwater South) and J25 A358 (Taunton).
All lanes have been re-opened. Lane three (Of three) was closed by the three car accident, with all lanes re-opening at 7.40pm.
First Great Western says: "There are residual delays due to an earlier incident that police were attending to. Trains running though."
Update on M5 accident:
One lane is closed and traffic is slow due to the "multi-vehicle accident" on M5 Southbound between J24 A38 (Bridgwater South) and J25 A358 (Taunton).
Lane three (of three) is closed by Traffic Officers who are in attendance to the accident.
Marilyn Dodd added: "Our coach just followed a dark red car with NO Lights On !!!!! and that was in Pea Soup conditions! No wonder there are crashes!"
Paula Phipps said: "OMG, what's going on today. Must be the weather."
Readers are getting in touch on Facebook about the scenes tonight.
Lisa Griffiths said: "Stuck on m5 but can't see anything. Hope everyone ok.
"It's a bit freaky. Most cars have turned their engines and lights off. Getting darker and darker."
The road by the Quantock pub was closed while authorities dealt with the incident, which involved four vehicles; two private cars, one large van and one HGV.
The Quantock Road has been closed both ways, resulting in queuing traffic.
EMERGENCY teams called to reports of an accident on the M5 during thick fog.
The incident has occurred southbound between J24 A38 (Bridgwater South) and J25 A358 (Taunton).
Delays of up to 40 minutes on First Great Western between Taunton and Weston due to emergency services dealing with an incident. First Great Western have no estimate for when a normal service will resume.
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