OXFORD'S Botley Road has reopened nearly 15 hours after a water main burst.

The road was closed between Ferry Hinksey Road and Binsey Lane while Thames Water staff fixed the five inch pipe and repaired the road surface.

Buses which had been diverted via the A34 and Abingdon Road will now resume their usual routes.

It reopened at around 12.45am today, about four hours earlier than Thames Water had predicted.