AN ACCIDENT involving eight cars has caused delays on  the M40 near Beaconsfield this afternoon.

The incident happened on the London bound carriageway at around 1.30pm between junction 2 for Beaconsfield and junction 1A for the M25.

The southbound entry slip road at junction 2 was closed while the vehicles were cleared from the road.

All vehicles involved are now on the hard shoulder, but one lane remains closed. Police say this is due to reopen in the next half an hour.