Part of the M40 is closed this morning after a serious crash this morning. 

Thames Valley Police has closed the northbound lanes between junctions 8 and 9 after the crash, which happened at around 6am.

Officers said it would be closed for 'a considerable period of time'. 

Taking to Twitter, the Roads Policing Team warned drivers to take an 'alternative route'.

South Central Ambulance Service tweeted: "We are working with Thames Valley Police & Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service at a serious road traffic collision on the M40 northbound between J8-J9 that occurred around 6am."

And Highways England wrote: "The M40 northbound has been closed J8 (Oxford) - J9 (Bicester) following a multiple vehicle collision.

"All emergency services are working at the scene.

"If your journey is essential please allow extra time this morning."

More details to follow.