A gaping hole which has opened up in a road continues to raise question marks over the cause.

Lyne Road in Kidlington was closed from around 4pm on Wednesday, June 14 due to a sink hole, causing congestion near the junction with the A4260 at Banbury Road.

Oxfordshire County Council said on Thursday morning that the cause of the sink hole is still unknown.

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The authority confirmed the road is due to be reopened on Friday (June 16). 

A council spokesman said: "The cause of the sink hole is currently unknown, but investigations are taking place to establish the cause as well as to repair the damage."

Heavy traffic started building up on the A4260 on Wednesday as a result of the sink hole.

The congestion was particularly severe close to Magpies Preschool on Banbury Road and near the A4260 junction with Bicester Road.

It comes after a large sink hole was recently reported on Manor Road in South Hinksey.