Major traffic delays south of Leamington and Warwick following two crashes

This is affecting surrounding roads in the area

There are major traffic delays on the M40 and surrounding roads after two crashes this morning (Wednesday).

Two lanes are closed due to crash between a lorry and a van on the M40 southbound at J15 near Warwick.

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And one lane is closed between junctions 12 and 13 so emergency work can be done to the barriers following another crash.

There are major traffic delays on the M40 and surrounding roads after two crashes this morning (Wednesday).

This is having a significant knock-on to traffic on other roads in the area.

Warwickshire Police said: "We are currently on the scene of a collision on the southbound carriageway of the M40 at Junction 15 (Warwick). The carriageway is mainly closed and we would encourage motorists to avoid the area if possible while we deal with the incident.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service added: "Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to release one person who was trapped."