ne lane of the M5 remains closed to allow emergency pothole repairs to be carried out.

The closure is in place on the M5 southbound between junctions 19 and 20. A second lane had earlier been closed but has since reopened ahead of the road being fully closed overnight to allow the repairs to be finished.  

There were six miles of tailbacks with delays of more than an hour earlier this evening.

Highways England said the 'carriageway defect' was unsafe to leave as it was and required immediate attention.