Oxford

Offal lorry crash causes delays on M40

Overturned lorry on M40 Image copyright Oxfordshire County Council
Image caption The lorry crashed through the central reservation, blocking lanes in both directions

A lorry carrying frozen offal caused miles of tailbacks in both directions when it overturned on the M40 in Oxfordshire.

The articulated lorry crashed through the central reservation near junction 6 in south Oxfordshire, partially blocking both carriageways.

The driver was taken to hospital with a suspected ankle injury.

The northbound carriageway was later closed to allow the lorry to be recovered.

Image copyright Oxfordshire County Council
Image caption Recovery work is likely to continue into the evening, police said

The southbound carriageway was completely blocked immediately after the crash, which happened between junctions 6 and 7, near Watlington at about 12:30 BST.

Congestion stretched back to junction 9, Bicester, and to junction 5, Stokenchurch.

Image copyright Oxfordshire County Council
Image caption The lorry was transporting frozen offal