MOTORISTS travelling into Oxford this morning have been faced with standstill queues.

The A420 leading to Botley Interchange and the Botley Road were both severely congested during rush hour, more so than usual, due to roadworks in the city centre.

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One commuter told the Oxford Mail he had been sat near Seacourt for half an hour, as of 8.30am. 

Another, travelling in from North Oxford at 10.15am, said there were also standstill queues on St Giles and Beaumont Street. 

Oxford Bus Company said some of its services are running with 45-minute delays.

Oxford Mail:

Traffic shown on Google Maps at 8.30am

Oxfordshire County Council said delays were 'very long' due to the roadworks at George Street and Worcester Street, which were due to start yesterday.

Works are for new £210,000 junction, which should take seven weeks to complete.

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