A417 re-opens after traffic chaos

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A closure on the A417 due to emergency repairs has caused ‘absolute chaos’ in and around Cirencester.

The closure was in place on the northbound carriageway between A429 Burford Road (Cirencester) and A436 (Air Balloon Roundabout, Birdlip) from 11.30am this morning.

Highways England have confirmed that the road has re-opened at 3.30pm.

There is still queuing traffic to the A419 south of Cirencester. The closure is also affecting traffic around Siddington and Cirencester.

Drivers are reporting of delays of up to an hour in the area with one driver calling the traffic ‘free-for-all chaos’.

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