MOTORISTS are being warned of delays on the M5 in Somerset tomorrow (Friday, July 22) with protesters planning slow moving roadblock protests against the rising cost of fuel.

As well as the M5, the protest will take in parts of the M4, M32 and A38.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson advised drivers to plan ahead.

The first will see vehicles travel northbound on the M5 between Bridgwater and the Almondsbury Interchange from about 8.45am, then head east along the M4 and to junction 1 of the M32.

There the convoy is expected to exit, stop for a period of time, before conducting the same route in the opposite direction, arriving back in Bridgwater in the early afternoon.

A second protest group is due to set off at 8.45am and carry out a slow-moving protest to the Bristol Road Shell garage. They are expected to block the forecourt during the morning.

Superintendent Tony Blatchford said: “Our protest liaison team has been engaging with the organiser so we can inform the public of the likely disruption and help to minimise it.

“Nevertheless, drivers can expect journey times will likely be longer than normal, especially on motorways, which often tend to be at their busiest at this time of year.

“We advise motorists consider any alternative travel plans available and ensure they are suitably prepared in case they are delayed.”