An oil spillage on the A34 caused long delays between Abingdon and Didcot this afternoon.

The first reports of a broken-down vehicle and fuel spillage near Marcham came at around 11am today (Monday, June 17).

One lane was closed southbound as National Highways attended the incident to clean up the spillage.

There were delays of as long as 50 minutes with four miles of congestion at the height of the incident.

The lane closure also caused congestion to routes through Abingdon.

The road was fully reopened at around 3pm with residual delays of 15 minutes and three miles of congestion remaining on approach.

National Highways warned motorists to continue to approach with caution until the delays were cleared.

An update from National Highways at 2.50pm said: "All lanes have now reopened on the A34 southbound between A4183 and A415 near Marcham in Oxfordshire following the earlier fuel spillage.

"There are delays of 15 mins and approximately three miles of congestion remain on approach so please allow time for these to clear."

It comes as yesterday (Sunday, June 16) there was a crash on the A34 near Marcham which also caused delays for motorists.

The crash, which was first reported at 3pm, caused queues northbound on the A34 just before the Marcham Interchange. 

The crash saw the average speed of traffic on the road drop to 15 mph.