EMERGENCY repairs have caused long delays on the A34 this morning.

Southbound traffic was earlier queuing four miles from the Botley interchange back to the Pear Tree interchange after a burst water main caused significant damage to the road surface.

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The burst main has been fixed, but the carriageway is still being repaired and lane one remains closed.

Drivers should continue to expect delays of up to 15 minutes as residual delays remain.