ROADS seemed to cope with the thousands of people that descended for the first day of Countryfile Live 2018, thanks to a number of traffic measures.

Some 120,000 people are expected to flood into the gates of Blenheim Palace this weekend as the BBC One show returns for the four-day festival.

Organisers claim to have solved the traffic problems of 2016 with various measures including completely closing the A4095 Upper Campsfield Road, north of Bladon, until 11pm on Sunday.

South of Bladon, still on the A4095, it will not be closed but will have temporary traffic lights in place over the weekend to filter traffic.

Elsewhere there are a number of no waiting restrictions in place in several areas around Woodstock.

This predominantly includes the A44 Woodstock Road and Oxford Road, with a temporary 30mph restriction and multi-way traffic lights in place.

There are also no waiting restrictions in the residential areas surrounding Blenheim Palace including Churchill Gate and Cadogan Park.

Drivers should also take into consideration when travelling near the site that emergency gas works are ongoing in Cassington Road and closed the road yesterday.