A MOTORWAY was closed after a "severe" crash.

Emergency serviecs were called to the accidents on the southbound carriageway of the M23 between junction 8 and 9 at Crawley.

It is understood that the air ambulance was also called to the scene.

The crash follows long delays on the A23 at Hickstead where roadworks have been in place.

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It is understood the motorway reopened to traffic shortly before 5pm.

But motorists are avised to expect delays on the M23 and A23.