M40 southbound at Banbury reopens after truck fire

Hay bale fire on M40 Image copyright Phil Hodson
Image caption Thick smoke from the burning hay bales was blown across the M40

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.

Image copyright @ttid82
Image caption Traffic was diverted over the roundabout, causing long delays

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