ALL three lanes on the M5 are now open after a van fire caused a bottleneck heading towards Gloucester.

Firefighters at the scene were able to extinguish the blaze at around 4pm.

The fire meant that two lanes were closed northbound between J12 B4008 for Quedgeley and Hardwicke and J11A A417 for Gloucester and Brockworth Bypass.

All lanes are now open but traffic police have warned motorists of long tailbacks and to expect delays.