A jackknifed lorry in Oxfordshire shut lanes on a major motorway resulting in queues of traffic spanning miles.

The incident occurred after 10am on Wednesday, May 15, as the lorry was travelling on the M40 southbound carriageway between Junction 9 and 8a.

This resulted in two of the motorway’s lanes being closed by Thames Valley Police as the emergency services raced to the site.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that there had been no injuries in the crash but that it would be some time before the road returned to normal.

READ MORE: Jackknifed lorry causes disruption to motorists for hours

A spokesperson for the force at the time of the incident said: “Emergency services are currently dealing with a jackknifed lorry on the M40, southbound carriageway between junction 9 and 8a.

“Two lanes are closed and long delays are expected.

“There are no reported injuries but the clean up will take a long time.

“Thank you for your patience.”

Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service were also at the scene on the M40 alongside the police while the cleanup operation commenced.

The clearing of the road took several hours causing congestion to build with two miles of traffic being reported at one stage and 30-minute delays being experienced.

National Highways confirmed at 1.48pm that all lanes had reopened and that traffic had returned to normal following the earlier incident on Wednesday morning.