M40 southbound at Banbury reopens after truck fire

Hay bale fire on M40 Thick smoke from the burning hay bales was blown across the M40

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A section of motorway closed after a truck carrying hay bales caught fire has reopened.

The M40 was shut southbound at junction 11 for Banbury after the blaze started at 15:00 BST on Thursday, blowing thick smoke across the road.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, which sent four crews, said the truck was carrying 30 tonnes of hay.

Shortly before 23:30 BST on Thursday, the Highways Agency tweeted that the road had reopened

No injuries were reported.

Hay bale fire on M40 Traffic was diverted over the roundabout, causing long delays

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