Hammersmith Bridge Road has been closed to traffic following a crash during rush our Wednesday evening (November 23).

Reports first emerged online of the crash just after 5pm.

Transport for London said: "A306 Hammersmith Bridge is closed S/B from A4 Great West Road due to a collision.

"Use alternative routes and expect delays."

National Express said on Twitter at around 6.10pm that the road is still closed but that traffic is clearing up.

Traffic is also reportedly queuing both ways on the A4 between the Hammersmith Flyover and the A316 Hogarth Roundabout.

Bus diversions are in place on the 33, the 72, the 209, the 419, and the 485 services.

We will be bringing you live updates throughout the evening below.

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Time to shut down the blog

Hammersmith Bridge is now open after the earlier collision that caused it to be closed for around two hours.

TfL says there are still residual delays in the area, but bus routes have also now returned to normal.

And with that it’s time to close down the blog. Safe travels.

Hammersmith Bridge clear but surrounding roads still bad

According to Google Maps Hammersmith Bridge has cleared of the earlier traffic but the roads around Hammersmith Flyover are still looking bad.

Great West Road also looks congested westbound

Buses diverted

Here is an update from Transport for London on the bus diversions, posted online at around 5.30pm.

Traffic still looking bad

(Image: Google Maps)

This is how the traffic looks in the areas around the bridge according to Google Maps as of around 6.20pm.

Still bad northbound across the bridge and traffic is also looking congested at the Hammersmith Flyover.

Latest from National Express

Here is the latest news from National Express, posted on Twitter at around 6.10pm: