Motorists travelling westbound on the A40 in Greenford are experiencing delays following a collision this afternoon (February 9).

Transport for London (TfL) said the Western Avenue at the Greenford Flyover is down to two lanes following the accident, and said there were "serious delays".

Traffic is now stretching back beyond White City.

It has been reported the collision occurred at the junction of Leaver Gardens.

Getwestlondon has asked Metropolitan police for details of the accident, and we will post updates on our Live Blog.

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Time to close the blog

Here is our full story on the collision on the A40 this afternoon. Motorists are warned delays continue in the surrounding areas.

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/a40-greenford-collision-lanes-fully-12583738

Thank you for joining us this evening and if you’re still on the roads be careful and get home safely.

All lanes open

All lanes are open westbound on the A40 following the earlier collision however traffic remains slow to Northern roundabout

Severe delays on A40 and A406

There are still severe delays on the A40 following a crash between a van and a crash barrier.

The incident just before the Greenford Flyover at the junction with Leaver Gardens has led to one lane blocked of three.

Tailbacks have been reported in the following areas:

On the A40 past the Northern Roundabout

A406 northbound has queues on Hangar Lane approaching Chiswick roundabout

A406 southbound queues are approaching Drury Way and Brentfield Road.

Transport for London has said motorists are to expect long delays in these areas.

Roads affected by collision

Here are a list of the affected roads following the collision in Greenford which is causing severe delays during this evening’s rush hour

  • Blenheim Close (UB6) (All Directions)
  • [A40] Greenford Flyover (A40) (UB6) (Westbound)
  • Leaver Gardens (UB6) (All Directions)
  • [A40] Western Avenue (UB6) (All Directions)

A look at traffic building on the A40

There continue to be traffic queues on the A40. (Picture: TfL).
There continue to be traffic queues on the A40. (Picture: TfL).

Police say collision occurred between a 'van and a crash barrier'

A Metropolitan police spokesman said: “Police were called to the A40 in Greenford at 15:17hrs on Thursday, 9 February to reports of a road traffic collision.

“Officers attended and found a van in collision with a crash barrier.

“There were no reports of any injuries.”

Traffic stretching back to White City

Traffic appears to be stretching back from Greenford to White City. (Picture: Google Maps).
Traffic appears to be stretching back from Greenford to White City. (Picture: Google Maps).

'Traffic down to two lanes'