THIS was the scene on the M5 motorway yesterday evening (Wednesday).

The huge blaze involving a vehicle transporting hay caused long delays for motorists on the southbound carriageway between Junctions 20 and 21 for Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare at around 6pm.

All three lanes were initially closed as emergency services attended.

One lane was re-opened shortly before 8pm and the road was later totally opened.