Funfair lorry overturns on M40, causing four-mile traffic jam

Drivers faced four miles of congestion and an hour-long delay after a funfair lorry overturned on a motorway.[1] A collision left the lorry spread across all three lanes of the M40 in Buckinghamshire between Stokenchurch and High Wycombe on Sunday afternoon. Police were forced to close the road and divert traffic around that section of the motorway, with those caught in between directed through via the hard shoulder.

No one has been reported as hurt.

FunFair lorry overturned blocking all three lanes of #M40 near High Wycombe (at Lane End) Don't think anyone hurt but nothing's going to move on the south bound motorway for a loooong time[2][3]

-- alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) March 24, 2024[4]


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