Expect delays after two crashes on M40 near Gaydon, including four-vehicle collision

The northbound lanes of travel of the M40 near Gaydon are closed this morning due to a four-vehicle collision late last night, Monday September 21.

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 8:24 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd September 2020, 9:29 am
Northbound lanes of travel on M40 near Gaydon closed due two accidents on roadway
Northbound lanes of travel on M40 near Gaydon closed due two accidents on roadway

Crews with the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service and police responded a four vehicle road traffic collision involving three lorries and a car on the northbound carriageway of the M40 near Gaydon and junction 13.

A second serious collision occurred at the back of the queuing traffic.

Highways England Traffic Officers and Warwickshire Police are currently working on scene at both of the incidents.

Due to the seriousness of the incidents the closure is expected to affect the morning peak period. Please allow extra time for your journey if travelling in the area or consider alternative routes.

The road closure is from junction 12 at Gaydon to junction 13 at the A452 Banbury Road for Bishop's Tachbrook.

Road users are advised to follow the solid square symbol diversion route displayed on road signs. Exit the M40 northbound at J12 and then take the B4100 (northbound) and continue to the A452 to then re-join the M40 at J14.

Delays are likely on the approach to the closure, with additional journey times also expected on diversion routes.