DRIVERS have been stuck in Sainsbury's car park at Heyford Hill for over an hour after a nearby road closure.

Angry shoppers have been taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations, with some reporting to have been stuck attempting to get out the car park for 'nearly two hours' on Sunday afternoon.

The road is open this morning (Monday).

It comes as roadworks on the A4074 closed the road and traffic backed up along the ring road, making it difficult for drivers to exit onto the roundabout from Sainsbury's.

Shopper Mike Benke said he was stuck in the car park for two hours.

He added: "The police were called and had to open up some of the lanes that had been shut by the roadworks.

"They also stopped people coming into Sainsbury’s."

Oxfordshire County councillor Roz Smith warned drivers to stay away from the area, and tweeted about police who had been called in to help alleviate the problem by diverting customers away from the shop.

Other tweets report drivers were being turned away by Sainsbury's staff.

Sainsbury's replied to a few of its customers about the 'messy' situation via Twitter. 

Oxford Mail:

Sainsbury's spokeswoman Hayley Gregson said: "Our Heyford Hill store car park was temporarily closed for a very short time today due to access issues caused by the nearby road closure. 

"The car park is now open as normal."

She added although the car park was closed off temporarily, the shop continued trading and Thames Valley Police are now managing the traffic.

Oxfordshire County Council's website said the road has been closed in both directions to allow for resurfacing works.