Queueing traffic, long delays and one lane closed due to recovery work on M40 Southbound between J11 A361 / A422 (Banbury) and J10 A43 (Brackley / Cherwell Valley Services).
Lane three is closed after a lorry, fully laden with 14 tonnes of paper rolls travelling Northbound, crossed the central reservation splitting its fuel tanks around 03:00.
Closures are expected to remain during the morning peak.
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Wednesday's forecast for the west of the region from Holly.
Holly has the forecast for the east of the region.