A417 traffic live: queuing at Air Balloon Roundabout as police called to Crickley Hill

Motorists faced major delays on the approach to Air Balloon Roundabout this morning (Wednesday) following a breakdown. The A417 Crickley Hill was partially blocked by a broken-down truck shortly before 8.30am, and police were sent to the scene. Gloucestershire Police officers assisted until a recovery vehicle arrived and removed the vehicle.

The force's traffic unit tweeted at 8.30am: "Recovery have just arrived on the hill. Traffic is very heavy #M5 junction 11a towards #Swindon Traffic likely to be heavy for the next hour." The stretch of the A417 heading south is notorious for lorry breakdowns on the steep hill going up towards Birdlip.

There were also large queues building in both directions on the A46 Shurdington Road, between the Crickley Hill roundabout and Shurdington village.

Delays have since cleared - stay up to date with more traffic news here.

Scroll down for updates as they happened.

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