A SECTION of the M5 was closed for several hours from yesterday evening.

The motorway between Junction 22 for Burnham-on-Sea and 23 for Bridgwater remained closed from shortly after 6pm until around 4am today due to an "electrical fire".

A diversion was set up via the A38 while Western Power workers dealt a fallen live 30,000 volt cable across the carriageway.

The motorway is now re-opened.