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Long delays on M40 after crash

There are long delays on the M40 this morning. Credit: PA

Two lanes are closed and there are long delays on the M40 Southbound after a crash between J14 A452 (Royal Leamington Spa) and J13 A452 / B4100 (Bishop's Tachbrook).

There is congestion back to M42 J3A. Travel time is around 60 minutes.

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M40 closed northbound till 6pm following fatal accident

The M40 in Warwickshire is closed northbound between J11 (Banbury) and J12 (Gaydon), due to a fatal accident.

A signed diversion is in place. Traffic should leave the M40 at J11 and follow the hollow circle diversion symbol.

Drivers are advised to expect delays and to consider alternative routes or delaying their journeys.

Man rescued after car overturned on motorway

The driver of a car which crashed on the M40 yesterday afternoon, has been dragged out of the boot of his overturned car.

Emergency services at the scene of the crash. Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

It happened on the southbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 11 shortly after 1.50pm.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was left trapped in the overturned car and had to wait for firefighters and paramedics to free him via the boot.

"Considering how his car came to rest, the man is extremely lucky not to have suffered more significant injuries in the incident.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman

He has been treated at Horton General Hospital in Oxfordshire for minor injuries to his neck and back.

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