Crash and fuel spillage closes lane of M5 motorway near Bridgwater
One lane of the M5 motorway was closed this morning after a collision involving a car and two lorries caused a fuel spillage.
Emergency services were called to the incident, on the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway between junction 23 (A39 Bridgwater North) and junction 22 (A38 Burnham-on-Sea), shortly after 9am.
Nobody was trapped in the vehicles, and there were no reports of any injuries.
Fire crews from Bridgwater and Taunton were joined at the scene by Environment Agency and Highways Agency representatives.
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A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said crews used environmental packs, soil and sealing putty to mop up and stem the leaks.
Absorbent pads were used to clean up the spillage of diesel on the carriageway.