The A40 was closed after flash floods turned it into more of a lake than a carriageway this morning (Monday, July 28).

The road is closed in both directions - between the Polish War Memorial in Ruislip and Swakeleys Roundabout in Uxbridge westbound and between Hillingdon circus and Swakeleys Roundabout eastbound- causing severe delays and traffic chaos in surrounding roads.

 

Drivers are warned to avoid the area or chose a different route where possible.

An amazing picture of the A40 at Hillingdon station posted to Twitter by the Uxbridge South police team

The closure of the road caused major traffic this morning when the floods hit the borough, but drivers were not the only ones struggling to get to work on time, as the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines closed between Ruislip and Rayners Lane.

The downpours also meant that South Ruislip station was forced to shut as rainwater flooded Station Approach, meaning two women had to be rescued from a car near to the station.

Transport for London told getwestlondon all the train lines and stations that were shut have now re-opened for people travelling home.

We will keep you as up-to-date as we possibly can with your travel news but do check latest travel updates online and let us know if there is anything we miss.

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