M5 south bound traffic lockdown getaway leads to motorway congestion

Bristol, UK. 12th April 2021. Motorists are facing heavy congestion on the M5 motorway near Bristol as lockdown measures are eased. Commuters heading south on the M5 face a significant increase in traffic with the opening of self catering holidays today. The covid relaxation changes mean overnight stays are now permitted (within households), along with other easing of restrictions.