M40 traffic today: accident, junctions closed, traffic news, latest on delays
M40 is currently shut in Oxfordshire
Motorists are facing heavy delays on a major motorway.
It follows an earlier collision on the motorway.
If you are planning on using the M40, here’s all you need to know:
Where is the M40 shut?
It is closed in Oxfordshire between junction 6 and junction 7 near Thame.
The motorway is closed southbound.
Why is it shut?
The closure is due to an earlier collision which caused barrier damage.
AA Traffic adds: “The car has struck the barrier on the central reservation.”
What has National Highways said?
National Highways - East tweeted: “M40 southbound between J7 and J6 near Thame.
“The outside lane (of 3 lanes) is closed due to a collision and barrier damage. Delays of 20 minutes on the approach, with 3 miles of congestion.
“Vehicle recovery is taking.”
How long are the delays?
National Highways was warned of 20 minute delays on the M40 due to the incident.
AA Traffic adds: “Delays of six minutes and delays increasing on M40 Southbound between J8A A418 (Oxford Services / Thame / Aylesbury) and M40 (Oxford / Wheatley). Average speed ten mph.”