Commuter meltdown as two crashes and a huge blaze leave M40 closed during morning rush hour
- The M40 is closed north and southbound between J15 and 16 in Warwickshire
- Southbound a severe lorry fire has closed the entire carriageway to traffic
- Two cars have also crashed northbound causing another fire and fuel spillage
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Two crashes and a huge fire on the M40 have caused chaos for rush hour commuters.
The motorway is closed in both directions between Junction 15 and 16 in Warwickshire.
Highways England has urged drivers to avoid the area as it is likely to be closed for most of the day.
Two crashes and a huge fire (pictured) on the M40 in Warwickshire have caused chaos for rush hour commuters
Pictures show emergency services scrambled to the scene of one of the crashes on the M40 in Warwickshire in the early hours
Fire crews are attending a severe lorry fire on the southbound carriageway.
Two cars have also crashed northbound, causing another fire and fuel spillage. More to follow.
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Crash scene: Flames were seen coming out of a lorry after it crashed on the M40
Dramatic images from the M40 in Warwickshire show huge flames coming out of a lorry
A map shows where the M40 has been closed in both directions in Warwickshire