Further delays are expected to the repair of a road in Oxfordshire which split in two following heavy rain last December.
People living close to the A4183 at Boars Hill say neighbouring routes are being used as rat runs.
Oxfordshire County Council said that "no timeframe to remedy the issue had yet been agreed".
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Becoming windy with cloud and showers this afternoon. Heavy rain on the way later
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