A vehicle has caught fire on the M40 this morning, causing severe delays.

Emergency services have shut two lanes on the northbound carriageway between Junction 5 and Junction 6 due to the blaze.

Large tailbacks have been reported as a result, with motorists warned that wait times could be up to 45 minutes.

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Drivers should avoid the area and try to find alternate routes while the closure is in place.