A police response to a 'fear for welfare' call forced a key Oxfordshire A-road to close down in both directions this afternoon. 

A spokesperson from National Highways confirmed traffic had been stopped in both directions on the A34 around 2.55pm this afternoon (Wednesday May 15). 

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The stoppages were located near the junction for Chilton due to the incident led by Thames Valley Police. 

Around 3.15pm a spokesperson provided an update on the situation with the A34 having reopened. 

There remained delays of 10 minutes with around half a mile of congestion in both directions. 

A Thames Valley Police spokesperson later confirmed crews were in attendance after a report for "a fear of welfare" incident. 

According to AA traffic, the congestion had returned to normal around 3.30pm.