LiveM5 southbound between Taunton and Bridgwater reopens after two lorries crash

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Summary

  • All three lanes now reopen
  • Crash happened at 3am on Wednesday around one mile from Taunton J25 exit.
  • One driver had to be cut out of his vehicle.

10:10am

THE M5 fully reopened to motorists this morning. 

8:30pm

A Highways Agency spokesman has said: "Two lanes of the M5 southbound between junctions 24 and 25 have re-opened following an incident earlier this morning involving two heavy good vehicles.

"Lane 1 and the hard shoulder will remain closed overnight while emergency resurfacing takes place.

"Delays of up to 60 minutes still remain."

The road has been closed all day with diversions along the A38.

One lane of the motorway was re-opened at around 3pm.

 

5:08pm

THE Highways Agency says delays now stand at around 30 minutes.

Lanes one and two remain closed, and lane one is not expected to reopen tonight.

The HA website states: "Normal traffic conditions expected from 6:00 am on 17 July".

2:09pm

Traffic is still queuing heavily along the A39 in Bridgwater.

There are tailbacks from the Cross Rifles roundabout, all the way along Bath Road up to the new roundabout that leads to Bower Lane.

1:29pm

ONE lane has been re-opened on the M5 southbound between J24-J25 following the collision this morning.

A 20mph limit is in place.

12:30pm

12:07pm

POLICE are currently working to clear up the southbound carriageway. They hope to partially re-open it within the next two hours.

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8:04am Wed 16 Jul 14

madcow says

I live in Creech and heard a almighty bang at 3.00 a.m, and i wondered if it was an accident on the motorway. Hope both drivers are ok.

10:02am

ONE of the lorries caught up in the crash belongs to Royal Mail.

A spokesman said: "We are co-operating fully with local police regarding the accident involving one of our vehicles which happened on the M5 earlier this morning."

It is not yet known whether the lorry was carrying mail or where it was going.

Chard & Ilminster News:

 

9:45am

AVON and Somerset Police has just released the following statement:

Two articulated lorries were in collision between junctions 24 at Bridgwater and 25 at Taunton on the southbound carriageway at just before 3am.

The driver of one of the lorries, who is in his fifties, has been taken to Musgove Park Hospital. He has serious arm injuries and is undergoing treatment.

Ch Insp Rhys Hughes said: “One of the lorries tipped over onto its side during the collision blocking all three lanes.

“While work to recover the vehicle is due to get under way shortly we’re unable to give a time estimate of how long this will take and the motorway will remain closed for some time.

“I appreciate the closure will have caused problems for commuters this morning and I thank the public for their continued patience while we deal with this incident.”

Diversions remain in place from junction 24 and we continue to advise motorists to seek alternative routes and avoid the area wherever possible.

9:40am

POLICE say work is about to start to clear the overturned lorry on the M5 and officers have thanked motorists for their patience.

9:34am

9:18am

MONMOUTH Street, Bridgwater

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:17am

BRISTOL Road, Bridgwater

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:12am

TRAFFIC at Bath Road, Bridgwater

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:09am

9:09am

THE Highways Agency say they are working alongside the police and other emergency services to reopen the road as soon as possible and to keep traffic flowing in the meantime.

Traffic is being diverted between the two junctions via the A38, which runs alongside the motorway.

The Highways Agency say delays of 15 minutes over normal journey times are being reported, but add that these are expected to grow as the morning peak period gets underway.

A spokesman said: "Drivers should check the latest conditions before setting out on a journey, and should seek to avoid this section of the M5 if possible."

8:54am

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8:41am

THE driver of the overturned lorry suffered a fractured leg and was drifting in and out of consciousness, South Western Ambulance Service said.

The man was taken to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton while the driver of the Royal Mail lorry, believed to be female, only suffered minor injuries but was shaken up.

She was taken to Weston General Hospital.

8:32am

CURRENTLY the traffic scene in Bridgwater is much the same as it is every morning, with the usual queuing traffic down Taunton Road and at the Penel Orlieu intersection.

The route to Bridgwater from Taunton through North Petherton doesn’t appear to be too busy but more and more traffic will begin using that route due to the accident on the M5.

8:31am

THIS is the scene between junction 23 and junction 24, taken by news editor Matthew Colledge:

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:18am

THIS was the scene a short time ago:

Chard & Ilminster News:

Chard & Ilminster News:

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8:17am

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8:07am

ONE motorist said they are currently stuck in three lanes of stationary traffic between junctions 23 and 24 (the Bridgwater junctions) near the Willow sculpture/Morrisons depot.

He said traffic hadn't moved for about 25 minutes.

7:41am

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7:35am

A DEVON and Somerset Fire Service spokesman said: "This incident was caused by one artic lorry breaking down on the southbound carriageway hardshoulder, which was then hit by a second artic lorry, which then turned onto its side."

7:28am

HERE is a photo of the scene, posted on Twitter by BBC Somerset earlier.

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:26am

THE northbound carriageway is open for motorists heading towards Bristol and the Midlands.

7:13am

TRAFFIC is currently being diverted along the A38 through North Petherton and Bathpool.

Emergency services say they expect to re-open the motorway at 3pm.

7:09am

HERE is a map of where the incident happened.

7:08am

MAYHEM rush-hour traffic is predicted this morning (July 16) after a collision between two lorries on the M5 southbound between Bridgwater and Taunton overnight closes the motorway.

The incident happened around one mile from the junction 25 exit for Taunton and saw both lorries spill their loads over the carriageway and left one of the vehicles on its side.

One of the drivers had to be cut from his cabin and was taken to hospital as emergency services rushed to the scene shortly after 3am.

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8:04am Wed 16 Jul 14

madcow says...

I live in Creech and heard a almighty bang at 3.00 a.m, and i wondered if it was an accident on the motorway. Hope both drivers are ok.
I live in Creech and heard a almighty bang at 3.00 a.m, and i wondered if it was an accident on the motorway. Hope both drivers are ok. madcow
  • Score: 7

9:58am Wed 16 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

Unfortunately this is becoming a Weekly occurrence, Crashes on Our Motorway Junctions between j23 -j 25 thus causing the Closure and Diversions onto the A38 From Taunton - Burnham -on -Sea.
Why, are not measures being proposed and taken NOW, by the Highways Agencies, to put the Much needed Bridgwater By-Pass, on to the table, as a realistic Proposal, for the Future requirements of our Traffic Infrastructure Plans, all we hear of is Millions££££ to be spent on Cycle Ways and Paths, I am not saying that they are not also needed, but they seem to have the Priority, instead of being part of an integrated solution.
It seems funny to me, that despite my constant calling for such measures to be adopted, very few have signed the Gov Epetition that I put in place, the Press, are not interested in Taking up the Challenge, on behalf of the Residents of Bridgwater.
I have said before, that my late Mother worked on the Proposals for the Original Bridgwater By-Pass in the late 1940 @ Bridgwater Borough Council, as it then was. For the Northern and Southern Bridgwater Ring Road. Scrapped- But in its place 60 years later NDR - Homburg Way .
Which, will be the " Pinch Point" for the EDF Traffic from the Dunball and Huntworth Convergences of Construction Traffic, for up to and possibly beyond 10Years of Construction Traffic.
David L Preece
Blue- Owl
Unfortunately this is becoming a Weekly occurrence, Crashes on Our Motorway Junctions between j23 -j 25 thus causing the Closure and Diversions onto the A38 From Taunton - Burnham -on -Sea. Why, are not measures being proposed and taken NOW, by the Highways Agencies, to put the Much needed Bridgwater By-Pass, on to the table, as a realistic Proposal, for the Future requirements of our Traffic Infrastructure Plans, all we hear of is Millions££££ to be spent on Cycle Ways and Paths, I am not saying that they are not also needed, but they seem to have the Priority, instead of being part of an integrated solution. It seems funny to me, that despite my constant calling for such measures to be adopted, very few have signed the Gov Epetition that I put in place, the Press, are not interested in Taking up the Challenge, on behalf of the Residents of Bridgwater. I have said before, that my late Mother worked on the Proposals for the Original Bridgwater By-Pass in the late 1940 @ Bridgwater Borough Council, as it then was. For the Northern and Southern Bridgwater Ring Road. Scrapped- But in its place 60 years later NDR - Homburg Way . Which, will be the " Pinch Point" for the EDF Traffic from the Dunball and Huntworth Convergences of Construction Traffic, for up to and possibly beyond 10Years of Construction Traffic. David L Preece Blue- Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -19

10:13am Wed 16 Jul 14

RightToAnOpinion says...

The pictures of Bridgwater traffic looks like any normal day, have to agree with Blue Owl that the town is in real need of a bypass and also get someone to sort out the lights on the junction of Broadway and St John St as road sensors are in desperate need. Sit there quite often for 5 mins at red with nothing else on the road.
The pictures of Bridgwater traffic looks like any normal day, have to agree with Blue Owl that the town is in real need of a bypass and also get someone to sort out the lights on the junction of Broadway and St John St as road sensors are in desperate need. Sit there quite often for 5 mins at red with nothing else on the road. RightToAnOpinion
  • Score: 3

10:37am Wed 16 Jul 14

twinkles says...

Hope the drivers are both ok.
Hope the drivers are both ok. twinkles
  • Score: 12

10:50am Wed 16 Jul 14

'tis true says...

RightToAnOpinion wrote:
The pictures of Bridgwater traffic looks like any normal day, have to agree with Blue Owl that the town is in real need of a bypass and also get someone to sort out the lights on the junction of Broadway and St John St as road sensors are in desperate need. Sit there quite often for 5 mins at red with nothing else on the road.
You ain't seen nothing yet ! Have a look on the SCC schedule of road works for Bridgwater. In addition to the traffic light works at penel Orlieu next month they are working on the lights at the Sainsburys Junction which will cause belam, then in September through until next May....yes 8 months, they are working on the Taunton Road Junction !!
[quote][p][bold]RightToAnOpinion[/bold] wrote: The pictures of Bridgwater traffic looks like any normal day, have to agree with Blue Owl that the town is in real need of a bypass and also get someone to sort out the lights on the junction of Broadway and St John St as road sensors are in desperate need. Sit there quite often for 5 mins at red with nothing else on the road.[/p][/quote]You ain't seen nothing yet ! Have a look on the SCC schedule of road works for Bridgwater. In addition to the traffic light works at penel Orlieu next month they are working on the lights at the Sainsburys Junction which will cause belam, then in September through until next May....yes 8 months, they are working on the Taunton Road Junction !! 'tis true
  • Score: 10

11:01am Wed 16 Jul 14

MARTINI 129 says...

What makes it worse traffic coming down Bristol road to Canon roundabout cant go to Monmouth street and blocking traffic wanting to go up the Clink or Bristol road how selfish are drivers ? The same at traffic lights at bottom Puriton hill and traffic lights from new estate Kingsdown the drivers can see they cant get across but they are anyway and blocking across the roads. Time the police were in control of these places when these things happens and stop these selfish motorists ! ! !
What makes it worse traffic coming down Bristol road to Canon roundabout cant go to Monmouth street and blocking traffic wanting to go up the Clink or Bristol road how selfish are drivers ? The same at traffic lights at bottom Puriton hill and traffic lights from new estate Kingsdown the drivers can see they cant get across but they are anyway and blocking across the roads. Time the police were in control of these places when these things happens and stop these selfish motorists ! ! ! MARTINI 129
  • Score: 10

11:39am Wed 16 Jul 14

lordgodalmighty says...

Blue Owl wrote:
Unfortunately this is becoming a Weekly occurrence, Crashes on Our Motorway Junctions between j23 -j 25 thus causing the Closure and Diversions onto the A38 From Taunton - Burnham -on -Sea.
Why, are not measures being proposed and taken NOW, by the Highways Agencies, to put the Much needed Bridgwater By-Pass, on to the table, as a realistic Proposal, for the Future requirements of our Traffic Infrastructure Plans, all we hear of is Millions££££ to be spent on Cycle Ways and Paths, I am not saying that they are not also needed, but they seem to have the Priority, instead of being part of an integrated solution.
It seems funny to me, that despite my constant calling for such measures to be adopted, very few have signed the Gov Epetition that I put in place, the Press, are not interested in Taking up the Challenge, on behalf of the Residents of Bridgwater.
I have said before, that my late Mother worked on the Proposals for the Original Bridgwater By-Pass in the late 1940 @ Bridgwater Borough Council, as it then was. For the Northern and Southern Bridgwater Ring Road. Scrapped- But in its place 60 years later NDR - Homburg Way .
Which, will be the " Pinch Point" for the EDF Traffic from the Dunball and Huntworth Convergences of Construction Traffic, for up to and possibly beyond 10Years of Construction Traffic.
David L Preece
Blue- Owl
Bridgwater already has a bypass, it's called the M5.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately this is becoming a Weekly occurrence, Crashes on Our Motorway Junctions between j23 -j 25 thus causing the Closure and Diversions onto the A38 From Taunton - Burnham -on -Sea. Why, are not measures being proposed and taken NOW, by the Highways Agencies, to put the Much needed Bridgwater By-Pass, on to the table, as a realistic Proposal, for the Future requirements of our Traffic Infrastructure Plans, all we hear of is Millions££££ to be spent on Cycle Ways and Paths, I am not saying that they are not also needed, but they seem to have the Priority, instead of being part of an integrated solution. It seems funny to me, that despite my constant calling for such measures to be adopted, very few have signed the Gov Epetition that I put in place, the Press, are not interested in Taking up the Challenge, on behalf of the Residents of Bridgwater. I have said before, that my late Mother worked on the Proposals for the Original Bridgwater By-Pass in the late 1940 @ Bridgwater Borough Council, as it then was. For the Northern and Southern Bridgwater Ring Road. Scrapped- But in its place 60 years later NDR - Homburg Way . Which, will be the " Pinch Point" for the EDF Traffic from the Dunball and Huntworth Convergences of Construction Traffic, for up to and possibly beyond 10Years of Construction Traffic. David L Preece Blue- Owl[/p][/quote]Bridgwater already has a bypass, it's called the M5. lordgodalmighty
  • Score: 19

12:38pm Wed 16 Jul 14

TJB says...

lordgodalmighty wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Unfortunately this is becoming a Weekly occurrence, Crashes on Our Motorway Junctions between j23 -j 25 thus causing the Closure and Diversions onto the A38 From Taunton - Burnham -on -Sea.
Why, are not measures being proposed and taken NOW, by the Highways Agencies, to put the Much needed Bridgwater By-Pass, on to the table, as a realistic Proposal, for the Future requirements of our Traffic Infrastructure Plans, all we hear of is Millions££££ to be spent on Cycle Ways and Paths, I am not saying that they are not also needed, but they seem to have the Priority, instead of being part of an integrated solution.
It seems funny to me, that despite my constant calling for such measures to be adopted, very few have signed the Gov Epetition that I put in place, the Press, are not interested in Taking up the Challenge, on behalf of the Residents of Bridgwater.
I have said before, that my late Mother worked on the Proposals for the Original Bridgwater By-Pass in the late 1940 @ Bridgwater Borough Council, as it then was. For the Northern and Southern Bridgwater Ring Road. Scrapped- But in its place 60 years later NDR - Homburg Way .
Which, will be the " Pinch Point" for the EDF Traffic from the Dunball and Huntworth Convergences of Construction Traffic, for up to and possibly beyond 10Years of Construction Traffic.
David L Preece
Blue- Owl
Bridgwater already has a bypass, it's called the M5.
lordgodalmighty, are you not getting confused.? I didn't think the M5 was a bypass, I thought it was a car park!
[quote][p][bold]lordgodalmighty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately this is becoming a Weekly occurrence, Crashes on Our Motorway Junctions between j23 -j 25 thus causing the Closure and Diversions onto the A38 From Taunton - Burnham -on -Sea. Why, are not measures being proposed and taken NOW, by the Highways Agencies, to put the Much needed Bridgwater By-Pass, on to the table, as a realistic Proposal, for the Future requirements of our Traffic Infrastructure Plans, all we hear of is Millions££££ to be spent on Cycle Ways and Paths, I am not saying that they are not also needed, but they seem to have the Priority, instead of being part of an integrated solution. It seems funny to me, that despite my constant calling for such measures to be adopted, very few have signed the Gov Epetition that I put in place, the Press, are not interested in Taking up the Challenge, on behalf of the Residents of Bridgwater. I have said before, that my late Mother worked on the Proposals for the Original Bridgwater By-Pass in the late 1940 @ Bridgwater Borough Council, as it then was. For the Northern and Southern Bridgwater Ring Road. Scrapped- But in its place 60 years later NDR - Homburg Way . Which, will be the " Pinch Point" for the EDF Traffic from the Dunball and Huntworth Convergences of Construction Traffic, for up to and possibly beyond 10Years of Construction Traffic. David L Preece Blue- Owl[/p][/quote]Bridgwater already has a bypass, it's called the M5.[/p][/quote]lordgodalmighty, are you not getting confused.? I didn't think the M5 was a bypass, I thought it was a car park! TJB
  • Score: 13

12:43pm Wed 16 Jul 14

MARTINI 129 says...

Blue Owl your right the M5 is shut only route South is through Bridgwater council dont seem to care about council tax payers who want to go about their business! The councillors probably stay home most of them live outside of Bridgwater.
Blue Owl your right the M5 is shut only route South is through Bridgwater council dont seem to care about council tax payers who want to go about their business! The councillors probably stay home most of them live outside of Bridgwater. MARTINI 129
  • Score: 4

12:59pm Wed 16 Jul 14

LookingForLiars says...

What do the emergency services do for TWELVE HOURS ???
This is what's wrong with UK and why other counties are doing better than us.
What do the emergency services do for TWELVE HOURS ??? This is what's wrong with UK and why other counties are doing better than us. LookingForLiars
  • Score: -5

1:23pm Wed 16 Jul 14

MartinB58 says...

LookingForLiars wrote:
What do the emergency services do for TWELVE HOURS ???
This is what's wrong with UK and why other counties are doing better than us.
Couldn't agree more. Should have been cleared and the motorway re-opened before the morning rush hour got underway.
[quote][p][bold]LookingForLiars[/bold] wrote: What do the emergency services do for TWELVE HOURS ??? This is what's wrong with UK and why other counties are doing better than us.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Should have been cleared and the motorway re-opened before the morning rush hour got underway. MartinB58
  • Score: -8

1:26pm Wed 16 Jul 14

MARTINI 129 says...

Blue Owwl. The relief road and road structure were on the pkans I disscussed with the council in 1985 ?
Blue Owwl. The relief road and road structure were on the pkans I disscussed with the council in 1985 ? MARTINI 129
  • Score: -4

1:42pm Wed 16 Jul 14

adamkennedy says...

'tis true wrote:
RightToAnOpinion wrote:
The pictures of Bridgwater traffic looks like any normal day, have to agree with Blue Owl that the town is in real need of a bypass and also get someone to sort out the lights on the junction of Broadway and St John St as road sensors are in desperate need. Sit there quite often for 5 mins at red with nothing else on the road.
You ain't seen nothing yet ! Have a look on the SCC schedule of road works for Bridgwater. In addition to the traffic light works at penel Orlieu next month they are working on the lights at the Sainsburys Junction which will cause belam, then in September through until next May....yes 8 months, they are working on the Taunton Road Junction !!
I think you mean bedlam. #GrammarNazi
[quote][p][bold]'tis true[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RightToAnOpinion[/bold] wrote: The pictures of Bridgwater traffic looks like any normal day, have to agree with Blue Owl that the town is in real need of a bypass and also get someone to sort out the lights on the junction of Broadway and St John St as road sensors are in desperate need. Sit there quite often for 5 mins at red with nothing else on the road.[/p][/quote]You ain't seen nothing yet ! Have a look on the SCC schedule of road works for Bridgwater. In addition to the traffic light works at penel Orlieu next month they are working on the lights at the Sainsburys Junction which will cause belam, then in September through until next May....yes 8 months, they are working on the Taunton Road Junction !![/p][/quote]I think you mean bedlam. #GrammarNazi adamkennedy
  • Score: 7

2:12pm Wed 16 Jul 14

BaldCarl2 says...

Does Blue Owl live on his own?

Once he starts he never shuts up. Yawn.... 😴
Does Blue Owl live on his own? Once he starts he never shuts up. Yawn.... 😴 BaldCarl2
  • Score: 13

3:23pm Wed 16 Jul 14

lordgodalmighty says...

TJB wrote:
lordgodalmighty wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Unfortunately this is becoming a Weekly occurrence, Crashes on Our Motorway Junctions between j23 -j 25 thus causing the Closure and Diversions onto the A38 From Taunton - Burnham -on -Sea.
Why, are not measures being proposed and taken NOW, by the Highways Agencies, to put the Much needed Bridgwater By-Pass, on to the table, as a realistic Proposal, for the Future requirements of our Traffic Infrastructure Plans, all we hear of is Millions££££ to be spent on Cycle Ways and Paths, I am not saying that they are not also needed, but they seem to have the Priority, instead of being part of an integrated solution.
It seems funny to me, that despite my constant calling for such measures to be adopted, very few have signed the Gov Epetition that I put in place, the Press, are not interested in Taking up the Challenge, on behalf of the Residents of Bridgwater.
I have said before, that my late Mother worked on the Proposals for the Original Bridgwater By-Pass in the late 1940 @ Bridgwater Borough Council, as it then was. For the Northern and Southern Bridgwater Ring Road. Scrapped- But in its place 60 years later NDR - Homburg Way .
Which, will be the " Pinch Point" for the EDF Traffic from the Dunball and Huntworth Convergences of Construction Traffic, for up to and possibly beyond 10Years of Construction Traffic.
David L Preece
Blue- Owl
Bridgwater already has a bypass, it's called the M5.
lordgodalmighty, are you not getting confused.? I didn't think the M5 was a bypass, I thought it was a car park!
Oops yes i get confused these days !
[quote][p][bold]TJB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lordgodalmighty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately this is becoming a Weekly occurrence, Crashes on Our Motorway Junctions between j23 -j 25 thus causing the Closure and Diversions onto the A38 From Taunton - Burnham -on -Sea. Why, are not measures being proposed and taken NOW, by the Highways Agencies, to put the Much needed Bridgwater By-Pass, on to the table, as a realistic Proposal, for the Future requirements of our Traffic Infrastructure Plans, all we hear of is Millions££££ to be spent on Cycle Ways and Paths, I am not saying that they are not also needed, but they seem to have the Priority, instead of being part of an integrated solution. It seems funny to me, that despite my constant calling for such measures to be adopted, very few have signed the Gov Epetition that I put in place, the Press, are not interested in Taking up the Challenge, on behalf of the Residents of Bridgwater. I have said before, that my late Mother worked on the Proposals for the Original Bridgwater By-Pass in the late 1940 @ Bridgwater Borough Council, as it then was. For the Northern and Southern Bridgwater Ring Road. Scrapped- But in its place 60 years later NDR - Homburg Way . Which, will be the " Pinch Point" for the EDF Traffic from the Dunball and Huntworth Convergences of Construction Traffic, for up to and possibly beyond 10Years of Construction Traffic. David L Preece Blue- Owl[/p][/quote]Bridgwater already has a bypass, it's called the M5.[/p][/quote]lordgodalmighty, are you not getting confused.? I didn't think the M5 was a bypass, I thought it was a car park![/p][/quote]Oops yes i get confused these days ! lordgodalmighty
  • Score: 6

3:35pm Wed 16 Jul 14

rolo130267 says...

It happened at 3(ish) this morning. I drove past about half six this morning and there were emergency services on site. It's now half past 3 in the afternoon and there are still two lanes shut. As there were only two injuries and no fatalities, why is it taking so long to take away two trashed lorries and sweep up some debris?

On a brighter note, I think this is the first comment trail for ages that hasn't had a rant from 'SocialistParty-Some
rsetBranch' on it
It happened at 3(ish) this morning. I drove past about half six this morning and there were emergency services on site. It's now half past 3 in the afternoon and there are still two lanes shut. As there were only two injuries and no fatalities, why is it taking so long to take away two trashed lorries and sweep up some debris? On a brighter note, I think this is the first comment trail for ages that hasn't had a rant from 'SocialistParty-Some rsetBranch' on it rolo130267
  • Score: 1

4:03pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

MARTINI 129 wrote:
Blue Owl your right the M5 is shut only route South is through Bridgwater council dont seem to care about council tax payers who want to go about their business! The councillors probably stay home most of them live outside of Bridgwater.
Martini, it is not the BTC Nor SDC who are and have responsibility, both Financially and Operationally for our Highways infrastructure, you have heard me Post (seen rather than Heard ) often enough this Point!!
County Hall Taunton, just do not want to listen address the Concerns and relief our Highways, for a long time now I have Voiced my opinion, that there is a reason for this @ County Hall. There seems to be no lack of financing to build Construct Bridges and Roads Anew in Taunton...
David L Prece
Blue - Owl
[quote][p][bold]MARTINI 129[/bold] wrote: Blue Owl your right the M5 is shut only route South is through Bridgwater council dont seem to care about council tax payers who want to go about their business! The councillors probably stay home most of them live outside of Bridgwater.[/p][/quote]Martini, it is not the BTC Nor SDC who are and have responsibility, both Financially and Operationally for our Highways infrastructure, you have heard me Post (seen rather than Heard ) often enough this Point!! County Hall Taunton, just do not want to listen address the Concerns and relief our Highways, for a long time now I have Voiced my opinion, that there is a reason for this @ County Hall. There seems to be no lack of financing to build Construct Bridges and Roads Anew in Taunton... David L Prece Blue - Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -10

4:06pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

MARTINI 129 wrote:
Blue Owwl. The relief road and road structure were on the pkans I disscussed with the council in 1985 ?
Yes they were the same plans, but never got off the Drawing Board which was the Point I was making .
Blue Owl
David L Preece
[quote][p][bold]MARTINI 129[/bold] wrote: Blue Owwl. The relief road and road structure were on the pkans I disscussed with the council in 1985 ?[/p][/quote]Yes they were the same plans, but never got off the Drawing Board which was the Point I was making . Blue Owl David L Preece Blue Owl
  • Score: -8

4:10pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

BaldCarl2 wrote:
Does Blue Owl live on his own?

Once he starts he never shuts up. Yawn.... 😴
Bald Carl, I thought you had moved out of this our Terrible town that u love to hate. No I do not live alone, why are you enquiring. Is that your predicament !!!
As normal you have nothing constructive to Add, so I will treat it and you with Contempt............
One day, you may become usefull and have an opinion of your own, but you will have to quit reading the ' Sun '
Good Bye
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]BaldCarl2[/bold] wrote: Does Blue Owl live on his own? Once he starts he never shuts up. Yawn.... 😴[/p][/quote]Bald Carl, I thought you had moved out of this our Terrible town that u love to hate. No I do not live alone, why are you enquiring. Is that your predicament !!! As normal you have nothing constructive to Add, so I will treat it and you with Contempt............ One day, you may become usefull and have an opinion of your own, but you will have to quit reading the ' Sun ' Good Bye David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -10

4:45pm Wed 16 Jul 14

GreatOdin'sRaven says...

Blue Owl wrote:
MARTINI 129 wrote:
Blue Owl your right the M5 is shut only route South is through Bridgwater council dont seem to care about council tax payers who want to go about their business! The councillors probably stay home most of them live outside of Bridgwater.
Martini, it is not the BTC Nor SDC who are and have responsibility, both Financially and Operationally for our Highways infrastructure, you have heard me Post (seen rather than Heard ) often enough this Point!!
County Hall Taunton, just do not want to listen address the Concerns and relief our Highways, for a long time now I have Voiced my opinion, that there is a reason for this @ County Hall. There seems to be no lack of financing to build Construct Bridges and Roads Anew in Taunton...
David L Prece
Blue - Owl
Uh, you've misspelt your surname. It'd be nice if you could also stop the random capitals too, it makes your comments even harder to read. I'll await your contemptuous retort.

Anyway... While twelve hours to clear the road does seem excessive, I'd imagine it takes longer due to the size of the vehicles involved and consequently the scale of the recovery vehicles required.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARTINI 129[/bold] wrote: Blue Owl your right the M5 is shut only route South is through Bridgwater council dont seem to care about council tax payers who want to go about their business! The councillors probably stay home most of them live outside of Bridgwater.[/p][/quote]Martini, it is not the BTC Nor SDC who are and have responsibility, both Financially and Operationally for our Highways infrastructure, you have heard me Post (seen rather than Heard ) often enough this Point!! County Hall Taunton, just do not want to listen address the Concerns and relief our Highways, for a long time now I have Voiced my opinion, that there is a reason for this @ County Hall. There seems to be no lack of financing to build Construct Bridges and Roads Anew in Taunton... David L Prece Blue - Owl[/p][/quote]Uh, you've misspelt your surname. It'd be nice if you could also stop the random capitals too, it makes your comments even harder to read. I'll await your contemptuous retort. Anyway... While twelve hours to clear the road does seem excessive, I'd imagine it takes longer due to the size of the vehicles involved and consequently the scale of the recovery vehicles required. GreatOdin'sRaven
  • Score: 16

4:49pm Wed 16 Jul 14

RightToAnOpinion says...

rolo130267 wrote:
It happened at 3(ish) this morning. I drove past about half six this morning and there were emergency services on site. It's now half past 3 in the afternoon and there are still two lanes shut. As there were only two injuries and no fatalities, why is it taking so long to take away two trashed lorries and sweep up some debris?

On a brighter note, I think this is the first comment trail for ages that hasn't had a rant from 'SocialistParty-Some

rsetBranch' on it
Yes but he's reading them as the moronic git is manipulating the feedback hence your negatives. Typical of the commies.
[quote][p][bold]rolo130267[/bold] wrote: It happened at 3(ish) this morning. I drove past about half six this morning and there were emergency services on site. It's now half past 3 in the afternoon and there are still two lanes shut. As there were only two injuries and no fatalities, why is it taking so long to take away two trashed lorries and sweep up some debris? On a brighter note, I think this is the first comment trail for ages that hasn't had a rant from 'SocialistParty-Some rsetBranch' on it[/p][/quote]Yes but he's reading them as the moronic git is manipulating the feedback hence your negatives. Typical of the commies. RightToAnOpinion
  • Score: -8

8:32am Thu 17 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

GreatOdin'sRaven wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
MARTINI 129 wrote:
Blue Owl your right the M5 is shut only route South is through Bridgwater council dont seem to care about council tax payers who want to go about their business! The councillors probably stay home most of them live outside of Bridgwater.
Martini, it is not the BTC Nor SDC who are and have responsibility, both Financially and Operationally for our Highways infrastructure, you have heard me Post (seen rather than Heard ) often enough this Point!!
County Hall Taunton, just do not want to listen address the Concerns and relief our Highways, for a long time now I have Voiced my opinion, that there is a reason for this @ County Hall. There seems to be no lack of financing to build Construct Bridges and Roads Anew in Taunton...
David L Prece
Blue - Owl
Uh, you've misspelt your surname. It'd be nice if you could also stop the random capitals too, it makes your comments even harder to read. I'll await your contemptuous retort.

Anyway... While twelve hours to clear the road does seem excessive, I'd imagine it takes longer due to the size of the vehicles involved and consequently the scale of the recovery vehicles required.
Oops so sorry for my grammatical errors, I bet you Haven't written to the Mercury Editor complaining re the -- Hyphens in most of their reporting, as to when the Copy Piece, goes from the Reporter to the Desk. ??
I'm informed that one of the HGV trucks involved was a Postal HGV, so whilst the size was relevant and needed specialist lifting equipment, there was a problem with regard to the Mail debris over the carriage way, whether this is right or not, I haven't heard .
David L Preece
Blue-Owl
[quote][p][bold]GreatOdin'sRaven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MARTINI 129[/bold] wrote: Blue Owl your right the M5 is shut only route South is through Bridgwater council dont seem to care about council tax payers who want to go about their business! The councillors probably stay home most of them live outside of Bridgwater.[/p][/quote]Martini, it is not the BTC Nor SDC who are and have responsibility, both Financially and Operationally for our Highways infrastructure, you have heard me Post (seen rather than Heard ) often enough this Point!! County Hall Taunton, just do not want to listen address the Concerns and relief our Highways, for a long time now I have Voiced my opinion, that there is a reason for this @ County Hall. There seems to be no lack of financing to build Construct Bridges and Roads Anew in Taunton... David L Prece Blue - Owl[/p][/quote]Uh, you've misspelt your surname. It'd be nice if you could also stop the random capitals too, it makes your comments even harder to read. I'll await your contemptuous retort. Anyway... While twelve hours to clear the road does seem excessive, I'd imagine it takes longer due to the size of the vehicles involved and consequently the scale of the recovery vehicles required.[/p][/quote]Oops so sorry for my grammatical errors, I bet you Haven't written to the Mercury Editor complaining re the -- Hyphens in most of their reporting, as to when the Copy Piece, goes from the Reporter to the Desk. ?? I'm informed that one of the HGV trucks involved was a Postal HGV, so whilst the size was relevant and needed specialist lifting equipment, there was a problem with regard to the Mail debris over the carriage way, whether this is right or not, I haven't heard . David L Preece Blue-Owl Blue Owl
  • Score: -7

9:32am Thu 17 Jul 14

RightToAnOpinion says...

The RM vehicle did not lose it's load.
The RM vehicle did not lose it's load. RightToAnOpinion
  • Score: -2

5:32pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Spark plug says...

TJB wrote:
lordgodalmighty wrote:
Blue Owl wrote:
Unfortunately this is becoming a Weekly occurrence, Crashes on Our Motorway Junctions between j23 -j 25 thus causing the Closure and Diversions onto the A38 From Taunton - Burnham -on -Sea.
Why, are not measures being proposed and taken NOW, by the Highways Agencies, to put the Much needed Bridgwater By-Pass, on to the table, as a realistic Proposal, for the Future requirements of our Traffic Infrastructure Plans, all we hear of is Millions££££ to be spent on Cycle Ways and Paths, I am not saying that they are not also needed, but they seem to have the Priority, instead of being part of an integrated solution.
It seems funny to me, that despite my constant calling for such measures to be adopted, very few have signed the Gov Epetition that I put in place, the Press, are not interested in Taking up the Challenge, on behalf of the Residents of Bridgwater.
I have said before, that my late Mother worked on the Proposals for the Original Bridgwater By-Pass in the late 1940 @ Bridgwater Borough Council, as it then was. For the Northern and Southern Bridgwater Ring Road. Scrapped- But in its place 60 years later NDR - Homburg Way .
Which, will be the " Pinch Point" for the EDF Traffic from the Dunball and Huntworth Convergences of Construction Traffic, for up to and possibly beyond 10Years of Construction Traffic.
David L Preece
Blue- Owl
Bridgwater already has a bypass, it's called the M5.
lordgodalmighty, are you not getting confused.? I didn't think the M5 was a bypass, I thought it was a car park!
I agree, having experienced the m5 and it's accidents for 18 months since moving from Kent, the M5 (car park) makes the famous M25 much more of a pleasure to drive on these days. Much more efficient, accidents dealt with promptly, lessons could be learnt maybe ???????
[quote][p][bold]TJB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lordgodalmighty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately this is becoming a Weekly occurrence, Crashes on Our Motorway Junctions between j23 -j 25 thus causing the Closure and Diversions onto the A38 From Taunton - Burnham -on -Sea. Why, are not measures being proposed and taken NOW, by the Highways Agencies, to put the Much needed Bridgwater By-Pass, on to the table, as a realistic Proposal, for the Future requirements of our Traffic Infrastructure Plans, all we hear of is Millions££££ to be spent on Cycle Ways and Paths, I am not saying that they are not also needed, but they seem to have the Priority, instead of being part of an integrated solution. It seems funny to me, that despite my constant calling for such measures to be adopted, very few have signed the Gov Epetition that I put in place, the Press, are not interested in Taking up the Challenge, on behalf of the Residents of Bridgwater. I have said before, that my late Mother worked on the Proposals for the Original Bridgwater By-Pass in the late 1940 @ Bridgwater Borough Council, as it then was. For the Northern and Southern Bridgwater Ring Road. Scrapped- But in its place 60 years later NDR - Homburg Way . Which, will be the " Pinch Point" for the EDF Traffic from the Dunball and Huntworth Convergences of Construction Traffic, for up to and possibly beyond 10Years of Construction Traffic. David L Preece Blue- Owl[/p][/quote]Bridgwater already has a bypass, it's called the M5.[/p][/quote]lordgodalmighty, are you not getting confused.? I didn't think the M5 was a bypass, I thought it was a car park![/p][/quote]I agree, having experienced the m5 and it's accidents for 18 months since moving from Kent, the M5 (car park) makes the famous M25 much more of a pleasure to drive on these days. Much more efficient, accidents dealt with promptly, lessons could be learnt maybe ??????? Spark plug
  • Score: 1

9:33pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Dunfo87 says...

i hate driving along the junction 25 strip north and south. 1 a week now easy
i hate driving along the junction 25 strip north and south. 1 a week now easy Dunfo87
  • Score: 2

5:24pm Fri 18 Jul 14

ladybird14 says...

it is a big lorry for the boys in blue to draw haha i have also heard they didn't called the recovery until late in the after !!
it is a big lorry for the boys in blue to draw haha i have also heard they didn't called the recovery until late in the after !! ladybird14
  • Score: 2

12:56pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Dr Dave says...

No wonder it took so long to sort out, they had one small forklift there to unload and reload the salvaged contents from the rolled wagon onto other transport, why was the USAR team from Exeter not mobilised with their telehandler, skid steer machinery and considerable experience? Probably on strike I guess! I'd tend to agree with the comment about the late call to recovery - I went by at 7am or so, with no sign of any recovery vehicles whatsoever; they should have been on site to start work immediately after the accident investigation was complete. Mind you, they probably had to wait for a bloke wearing a white hard-hat commanding £60k p/a to draw up the risk assessments and method statements before anything could start. Country has gone H&S crazy. Poor show all round.
No wonder it took so long to sort out, they had one small forklift there to unload and reload the salvaged contents from the rolled wagon onto other transport, why was the USAR team from Exeter not mobilised with their telehandler, skid steer machinery and considerable experience? Probably on strike I guess! I'd tend to agree with the comment about the late call to recovery - I went by at 7am or so, with no sign of any recovery vehicles whatsoever; they should have been on site to start work immediately after the accident investigation was complete. Mind you, they probably had to wait for a bloke wearing a white hard-hat commanding £60k p/a to draw up the risk assessments and method statements before anything could start. Country has gone H&S crazy. Poor show all round. Dr Dave
  • Score: 4

7:18pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Blue Owl says...

BaldCarl2 wrote:
Does Blue Owl live on his own?

Once he starts he never shuts up. Yawn.... 😴
Bald Carl, I have not heard from yourself, re that BBC Somerset Sound, have asked you to go onto their live programme to discuss these issues,
Re the Highways and EDF Future Problems that are associated with the 10 year Construction and how that will affect our lives in Bridgwater. !!!
Funny that, seeing as you are the only one who who's views are worth listening to in this Matter, and indeed any other, But, it's all gone quiet, are you on Holiday...... As I asked you in my response to your sarcastic post to give some Clarity to your position, instead of your normal contrived in ability to string together a sentence or 2.....
Your contact details are, I will pass them on , As I sure Somerset BBC Sound will be eager to hear your views, as would we all.....As you R the Voice of Bridgwater !!
[quote][p][bold]BaldCarl2[/bold] wrote: Does Blue Owl live on his own? Once he starts he never shuts up. Yawn.... 😴[/p][/quote]Bald Carl, I have not heard from yourself, re that BBC Somerset Sound, have asked you to go onto their live programme to discuss these issues, Re the Highways and EDF Future Problems that are associated with the 10 year Construction and how that will affect our lives in Bridgwater. !!! Funny that, seeing as you are the only one who who's views are worth listening to in this Matter, and indeed any other, But, it's all gone quiet, are you on Holiday...... As I asked you in my response to your sarcastic post to give some Clarity to your position, instead of your normal contrived in ability to string together a sentence or 2..... Your contact details are, I will pass them on , As I sure Somerset BBC Sound will be eager to hear your views, as would we all.....As you R the Voice of Bridgwater !! Blue Owl
  • Score: 1

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