ROADWORKS, above, in Botley Road, Oxford, which led to long tailbacks, are due to finish today.

Scottish and Southern Electric has been digging at the junction with Ferry Hinksey Road to fix a fault which had caused homes to intermittently lose power since late December.

The fault was on an underground cable which was causing a fuse at a nearby sub-station to blow.

An SSE spokesman said the fault had been fixed and the company’s workmen expect to have left the area by the end of today.

Three-way temporary traffic lights had led to long delays around the roadworks.

She said: “The repairs have taken place over the weekend.

“We had to take up to 127 customers off supply just to access the cable but we were re-routing the network so they have not had any further interruptions.

“I would like to thank the residents for their patience and apologise to road users for the inconvenience.”