Unexploded bomb found under M5 causes travel chaos

A suspected bomb has been found under the M5, near Oldbury viaduct, causing chaos for weekend motorists.

The "unexploded device" was discovered by a member of the public with cops closing the busy motorway between junctions one and two. Central Motorway Police Group said:

"M5 north and southbound J1 and 2 are currently closed due to what is believed to be an old unexploded device found by a member of the public under the motorway.

"Closures are in place for safety and as a precaution. Please avoid the area and find alternative routes.”

You cab follow @HighwaysWMIDS on Twitter for updates.

The closure has caused travel chaos with five miles of queues spanning back to junction four.

Drivers are being urged to avoid the area and find alternative routes.


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