At least one person is understood to have died in a motorway pile-up involving 30 cars on the M40.
Pictures posted on Twitter show cars at a standstill in foggy conditions on the M40, following a crash involving 30 vehicles.
Drivers and passengers could also be seen standing around.
Zara Smith tweeted: "Lots of people were walking around but the police are working hard to turn us round."
An ambulance spokeswoman has said it is too early to know the severity of the injuries suffered by drivers after a "major collision" between 30 cars on the M40.
It is quite a major collision. We were called at 7.48am to reports of a multiple road traffic collision on the M40, junctions 9 to 10 northbound.
I understand that there are about 30 vehicles involved.
We are currently assessing in excess of 30 patients.
We have a lot of resources on the scene - ambulances, our helicopter ambulance, rapid response vehicles, our doctor and our hazardous area response team.
Fire and police are also at the scene.
Thirty vehicles have been involved in a crash on the M40 in Oxfordshire.
Emergency services were called to the scene on the M40 between junctions 9 and 10 near Bicester in Oxfordshire, just before 7.50am.
A South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they are currently assessing more than 30 patients.
Thames Valley Police have advised that the M40 near Oxford is closed to due to a "multiple vehicle collision".
The area was reported to be busy with traffic as families begin their half-term getaway.
One of the buildings that police believe was targeted by in an arson attack overnight has burst back into flames after strong winds fanned the dying embers of last night's blaze.
ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reports that fire crews have returned to tackle the fire and has tweeted this image from the scene.
Just to clarify council building is now ablaze again after wind reignited embers. Fire engines now arriving back on scene.
Three major fires which broke out in Oxfordshire in the early hours of this morning are now under control and being dampened down, the fire service said.
The British Red Cross has said its volunteers are offering "practical and emotional support" following a devastating spate of suspected arson attacks in Oxfordshire.
Around 30 residents in Roke Marsh have been evacuated to a nearby village hall as the police and fire service investigate.
Our volunteers are giving practical and emotional support to evacuated Rokemarsh residents after recent Oxfordshire fires
Eyewitness Ian Negus has described seeing "30-40ft flames" coming from the South Oxfordshire Council building.
"I could hear popping, cracking and hissing," Mr Augus told ITV News.
"There was 30-40ft flames getting higher and higher, I just could not believe it.
"The centre of the building was on fire."
Aerial footage has revealed the extent of the damage to the building.
A resident evacuated from his property in South Oxfordshire following a suspected arson attack has described the "horrific" scene.
Simon Williams was among 30 people who were evacuated from nearby properties in Roke Marsh following a fire at a thatched cottage.
He told ITV News: "There was flames flying over the fence, and embers flying into the garden and onto our property.
"There were strong winds in the middle of the night so it was absolutely horrific."
Police have confirmed they are searching the home of an arrested man in connection with a spate of suspected arson attacks.