A CRASHED lorry has caused police to temporarily close the M5 between Junctions 7 and 8.

A witness at the scene said it looks like a lorry jack knifed and pushed two cars through centre barriers onto the other side of the motorway.

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Trevor Harker said: "The side with the accident is not going anywhere for a few hours at least. We spoke to the guys and all people are safe and have been seen by an ambulance

"Traffic travelling towards Cheltenham is at a stand still. I've never seen so many police cars in one area."

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "Emergency services are currently responding to a collision on the M5 between junctions 7 and 8.

"The incident involves a lorry which has collided with the central reservation. Lanes are closed southbound and the northbound carriageway has a single lane running past the scene."

Highways England tweeted: "The Southbound carriageway M5 J7 WorcesterSouth to J8 M50Link is still blocked.

"We have closed the M5 at J7 Southbound. The Northbound still has a single lane running past the scene expect delays on approach."

We will bring you updates on this as we get them.