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DRIV­ERS faced grid­lock in Swansea city cen­tre yes­ter­day as a ma­jor road was closed ahead of the Wales Air­show this week­end.

Swansea Coun­cil ad­ver­tised in ad­vance the clo­sure of Oys­ter­mouth Road from its junc­tion with West Way through to Mum­bles Road at the junc­tion with Sketty Lane from 10am yes­ter­day. Diver­sions were in place, but the clo­sure still caused large-scale traf­fic con­ges­tion.

There were re­ports of grid­lock on many roads around the city cen­tre as the large vol­ume of traf­fic which would nor­mally go down Oys­ter­mouth Road tried to nav­i­gate al­ter­na­tive routes.

There was a brief re­prieve for rush­hour last night but the road was closed again at 7pm and will re­main shut un­til 6am on Mon­day.

Peo­ple took to Twit­ter to ex­press their frus­tra­tion. Nick Hy­den wrote: “Heads lit­er­ally gone! Roads in Swansea shut on the day we move house.”

Lee Collins said: “Well done to @ SwanseaCoun­cil for caus­ing car­nage on the roads by clos­ing one ma­jor routes in and around Swansea next com­ing days great work.”

A spokesman for Swansea Coun­cil said: “We are keep­ing the sit­u­a­tion un­der close and con­stant re­view. We’d like to apol­o­gise to mo­torists for the in­con­ve­nience caused and thank them for their pa­tience.”

> A good van­tage point could be the Grape and Olive/Sky Bar, on Merid­ian Quay

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