A CAR fire on the M40 caused long delays during the morning rush hour.

The incident closed a lane on the southbound carriageway, with drivers experiencing queues of several miles between junction 10 for the Cherwell Valley Services and junction 11 for Banbury.

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The vehicle was moved to the hard shoulder but traffic remained slow until mid-morning, with motorists warned to expect delays on the motorway and surrounding roads.

Traffic officers attended the scene.

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