Traffic delays from Banbury to Leamington due to crash on M40

One lane remains closed on the M40 near Banbury after a serious collision

Saturday, 16th April 2022, 8:42 pm
Updated Sunday, 17th April 2022, 10:18 am
Serious collision closes M40 near Banbury on Saturday April 16
Serious collision closes M40 near Banbury on Saturday April 16

The M40 southbound has reopened early this morning (Sunday April 17) after a serious collision on the motorway between the Banbury and Gaydon junctions.

One lane closure remains in place ready for resurfacing works to take place. One of the three lanes of travel along with the entry slip road at junction 12 remain closed. These are likely to remain closed all day (Easter Sunday) for resurfacing this evening. Traffic is flowing well on approach this morning, Sunday April 17.

The motorway was closed in both directions last night (Saturday April 16) between junction 11 for Banbury and junction 12 for Gaydon.

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According to AA Traffic the serious crash has led to a car fire on the M40.

The collision impacted traffic from the Banbury junction to junction 15 at Longbridge Island (Warwick A429, Stratford, Coventry A46).

Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Fire & Rescue, West Midlands Ambulance Service and National Highways Traffic Officers were all in attendance.

The incident resulted in a prolonged closure of the southbound carriageway.