A broken down vehicle caused heavy traffic on the A40 near Northolt during the early morning rush hour.

One lane was closed while the incident was dealt with on Friday (February 17) morning from around 6.30am.

According to a report from TfL Traffic Alerts on Twitter: "Traffic remains slow moving on the westbound A40 between the Polish War Memorial and Hillingdon Circus due to a broken down vehicle.

There was heavy congestion on the A40 with tailbacks reported past the RAF Northolt.

A recovery team removed the vehicle and all lanes were fully re-opened.

Traffic returned to normal a few hours later at around 9.30am.

A tweet from TfL Traffic News said: "Traffic is now flowing well on the westbound A40 in the Northolt area following the recovery of a broken down vehicle."

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A vehicle broke down on the A40 in Northolt causing traffic between The Polish War Memorial and Hillingdon Circus.

One lane was blocked whilst a recovery team arrived to remove the vehicle.

All lanes have now re-opened and traffic is flowing well in the area.

All lanes re-opened following earlier broken down vehicle on the A40
All lanes re-opened following earlier broken down vehicle on the A40 (Photo: Google Maps)

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TfL update

Transport for London has reported on their Twitter traffic alerts that “traffic is now flowing well” on the A40 westbound.

All lanes re-opened

All lanes have been re-opened following the removal of the broken down lorry from on the A40.

Vehicle removed

According to reports the broken down vehicle has been removed.

It had been causing traffic problems on the A40 between the Polish War Memorial and Hillingdon Circus since around 6.30am, affecting people travelling during the morning rush hour.

Traffic easing

Traffic is easing on the A40 following the earlier broken down vehicle.

Here is what the current traffic situation looks like:

A40 Traffic situation
A40 Traffic situation

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Good morning, here at getwestlondon we will keep you up to date with the traffic situation on the A40 following a broken down vehicle earlier this morning.

Currently traffic is still slow moving in the area between The Polish War Memorial and Hillingdon Circus.

Please continue to join us this morning for the latest developments.