Traffic warning - M40 closed both directions by crash - motorway may be closed for some time; diversion in place

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Police have asked for patience as experts clear up after a crash on the M40 at Oxford.

The appeal came two hours ago when Thames Valley Police in Cherwell said motorway police are currently dealing with a serious road traffic collision on the M40 at junction 8A for Oxford.

“The motorway is closed in both directions but a diversion is already in place and traffic is now flowing via the junction, albeit slowly,” they said.

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We expect the closure to remain in place for some time while we deal with the collision, including waiting for structural engineers to check a bridge to ensure it's safe.

So please avoid the area as best you can and thank you for your patience.”