The road between Abingdon and Drayton was closed from early morning on 19/9/19 because of a gas leak.
Most traffic trying to go south from Abingdon was turned back at the Preston Road junction. There was access only to Morland Gardens and Stonehill Lane, but not even pedestrians could get to Drayton along the Drayton Road, or from Drayton to Abingdon.
This caused wide diversions for Abingdon people who work at Milton Park or use Didcot Railway Station . They had to go the same way as everybody else out of South Abingdon. So the South Abingdon traffic was worse than ever – people turning and finding new routes.
P.S The road had opened with temporary lights at Stonehill Lane when I went past on Friday 20th at 8 am.