Drivers were faced with travel chaos today (May 8) after a vehicle fire on the A40 led to closures of the eastbound carriageway.

At around 6pm on Sunday (May 7), a vehicle caught fire on the A40 Western Avenue between A4180 West End Road, Polish War Memorial, and A312 Church Road, Target Roundabout.

The road was closed overnight for emergency road resurfacing and one lane out of three re-opened for morning rush hour.

The single-file traffic meant commuters were warned about hour-long delays as the repairs took place.

Vehicle fire on A40 Western Avenue eastbound leaves lanes closed and long delays

One driver suggested earlier that traffic was "stationary from Hillingdon" and another said she had moved around one mile in an hour.

The traffic nightmare continued throughout the morning as, at 11am, the A40 Western Avenue eastbound was said to be closing.

However, all lanes have now opened and the traffic is now easing because all carriageway repairs are complete.

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