M5 closed in both directions, junction 29 to 30

Road closed

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There’s major traffic congestion this evening on the M5.

The motorway is currently closed both ways with stationary traffic due to a police incident from J29/A30 (Exeter/Honiton) to J28 (A373/B3181 - Cullompton).

Northbound there are tailbacks stretching back to J31 (A30 Exminster).

There are about four miles of trapped traffic within the closure on the northbound carriageway and South is now closed properly at J28.

The incident, say the police “follows concerns for the welfare of a man on the bridge [at junction 28]”.

Feeder roads around the M5 are starting to become blocked.

You are highly recommended to avoid the area if at all possible.

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