A water company has partly shut a country road near Bicester while it cleans nearby sewers.

Thames Water apologised for the delays caused by the work in Bainton Road in Bucknell which lasts until tomorrow (Friday, February 9).

A spokeswoman said it would “clear the sewer of any debris or obstructions which can cause blockages and flooding for residents nearby”.

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She said: “We started work on Wednesday and are expected to be completed on Friday, during which time part of the road will remain closed.

“We are sorry for any delays while our teams carry out a sewer clean.”

With 15 million customers, Thames Water is Britain’s largest water company, but faces an uncertain future after accruing a £14bn debt pile.