Great West Road had to be closed westbound after a crash involving two vehicles at Riverbank Way during the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The major road which joins the M4 in Brentford had to be closed after two vehicles collided at around 4.10am in a yellow box junction.

The crash happened at the road's junction with Riverbank Way, just before the River Brent.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed the collision had involved a private hire vehicle and a lorry but there were no injuries

Traffic is able to avoid the accident by exiting at Riverbank Way around the incident and rejoining the carriageway.

Recovery is at the scene dealing with the first vehicle.

There is also congestion on the A4 Great West Road eastbound as people slow down to look at the accident on the other side of the carriageway.

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Traffic has now cleared

Traffic has now cleared in both directions on the Great West Road in Brentford following the earlier crash.

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Traffic map

This is a current traffic map of the congestion still on the roads this morning.

Delays remain

Even though the road has reopened, there are still delays, especially on the eastbound carriageway of the Great West Road, Boston Manor Road and Brentford High Street.

Road has now reopened

Great West Road westbound has now reopened and recovery and clean up has now been completed, however there are still delays in the area adding to rush hour traffic.

Picture from the scene

This picture was taken by Hounslow police following the accident which happened in a yellow box junction on the Great West Road:

Crash involved private hire car and lorry

The Met Police has confirmed the crash involved a private hire car and a lorry at around 4.10pm this morning.

Great West Road still closed

A4 Great West Road Westbound is still closed and there is slow traffic due to recovery work after a two vehicle accident at Riverbank Way, congestion to B452 Windmill Road.
Just before bridge over the River Brent near to Great West Plaza. Traffic is able to bypass the scene by exiting at Riverbank Way around the incident and rejoin the carriageway. Recovery is at scene, dealing with the second vehicle.

Affected roads

TfL has listed these affected roads:

  • [A4] Great West Road (TW8) (Westbound)
  • Riverbank Way (TW8) (All Directions)

Transport for London latest

Transport for London has said traffic is now slow moving on approach and to expect delays in the area.