DRIVERS faced delays on all major routes into Oxford this afternoon as shoppers hit the sales.

Botley Road, Abingdon Road and Banbury Road were all severely congested heading into the city, with traffic particularly slow around the Westgate Centre.

Most delays have now cleared but traffic heading out of the city along Botley Road, towards the Botley Interchange, is now slow as shoppers leave the centre.

Oxfordshire County Council tweeted shortly after midday warning drivers to expect delays, as the shopping centre's 1,000-space car park was full. 

Oxford Mail:

Oxford traffic shown on Google Maps at 2pm

Yesterday also saw increased congestion as bargain-hunters headed for the centre, and Oxford Bus Company had to divert some of its services due to the traffic. 

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