Updates: Heavy traffic on M5 as fire burns at Avonmouth dock

The incident is ongoing

There's heavy traffic on the M5 this morning (July 19) after a fire broke out in Avonmouth Dock.

A picture taken by a witness at around 5am shows flames and a black plume of smoke billowing from the dock.

Fire crews from across Bristol were called to the scene to tackle the fire, which affected scrap materials and machinery.

There is heavy congestion in both directions on the M5 near Avonmouth due to the fire, according to Highways...
source: Bristol Post

2019-07-19 10:11
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