DRIVERS are again facing delays on the A420 near Gablecross police station as gas works continue.

Stagecoach said the S6 bus, which takes passengers between Swindon and Oxford, was running 20 minutes late.

Queues stretch from the White Hart Roundabout to the Shrivenham turn-off.

The delays are due to temporary traffic lights for works near Old Vicarage Lane.

Last week Travis Wheatle, Wales & West Utilities' operational manager for Swindon, said: “We are working to repair a leak on a gas pipe outside a property in the A420 Shrivenham Road area of Swindon.

"In agreement with Swindon Borough Council and to keep road users and our colleagues safe while we work, traffic lights are in place along the A420 between the property and its junction with Old Vicarage Lane. To keep traffic flowing, these lights will be manned during peak times.

“Fixing this leak is a complex job and we do not yet know how long our work will take. Our engineers are working as safely and as quickly as they can to repair the pipe.

“We appreciate that working on roads such as this is not ideal, but it is important that we fix this leak now so we can keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area.”