Motorists faced severe delays earlier when a lorry caught fire in Oxfordshire.
One lane was closed on the M40 between Banbury and Brackley just before the morning's rush hour.
Tailbacks stretched to up to eight miles.
More top news
James Wright has your evening forecast for the east of the region.
James Wright has the evening weather forecast for the west of the Meridian region.
A man who was hounded by the council over £8.62p claims he was forced to take his wife's ashes to the town hall to prove she had died.