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The M5 is completely blocked this afternoon, following a car fire.

The incident has occurred between J29 (Exeter) and J28 (Cullompton) northbound, and traffic is said to be queuing.

#M5 N/B is currently fully blocked btwn J29 #Exeter and J28 to enable our @DSFireUpdates colleagues to deal with a car on fire. Expect delay
— Highways England (@HighwaysSWEST) August 22, 2016

1.16pm UPDATE: One lane has been re-opened.

In other traffic news, the A396 between Bickleigh and Tiverton is closed in both directions due to a crash.

The serious collision involves a motorcyclist and a tractor pulling a trailer. The motorcyclist has suffered serious leg injuries.

The air ambulance has been called to the collision.

Updates as we get them.

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