A giant hole about six inches deep and a foot long appeared on the northbound M5, closing two lanes between Junction 9 and Tewkesbury and Junction 8 Strensham and leaving a number of damaged cars
The cavity is about six inches deep and a foot long, according to Gloucestershire Police.
It closed two lanes on the northbound carriageway of the M5 between junction 9 in Tewkesbury and junction 8 in Strensham, Worcestershire.
A number of cars were damaged and are in the emergency lane of the highway as a result of the incident.
INRIX is already confirming three kilometers of queues since the closure while the traffic is managed, reports GloucestershireLive.
The latest update reads: “Two lanes closed and traffic queued for three kilometers due to emergency repairs on the M5 northbound from the J9 A46 (Tewkesbury) to the J8 M50. The journey time is ten minutes.
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“Lanes one and two of four are closed. “
Highways England reports that traffic delays can be in place for at least two hours at the closure scene.
The organization confirmed to be on site and to wait for a team to repair the hole in the M5 roadway.
He said he would update more when the repair is complete.
In a tweet, National Highways: South-West said, “The closure of lanes 1 and 2 is now in place and we are waiting for our contractors to attend and fix the defect. We will update when the repair is complete. Thank you for your patience . “
Gloucestershire Police tweeted: ‘Lanes 1 and 2 are closed on the M5 NB carriageway between J9 for Tewkesbury and J8 for the M50 interchange. This is due to a hole in the second lane – several cars sustained damage. This should cause delays / tailbacks – motorists are advised to look for alternative routes. ”