Commuters are facing long delays this morning (May 8) after a vehicle caught fire on the A40 on Sunday.
The road was closed at around 6pm on Western Avenue eastbound, between A4180 West End Road (Polish War Memorial) and A312 Church Road (Target Roundabout).
Two lanes are still closed and traffic remains severe around west London, with one driver claiming traffic is “stationary from Hillingdon”.
Users should expect continued delays and closures throughout today as emergency road resurfacing is due to take place later on.
More updates as they come.
All traffic returns to normal
Traffic is easing after the carriageway repairs have been completed.
For those who missed it, commuters were faced with travel chaos earlier today on A40 Western Avenue eastbound after a vehicle caught fire.
Two lanes remained closed throughout rush hour while emergency road resurfacing took place.
All lanes are now reopened and traffic is returning to normal.
Read more about the events on the A40 Western Avenue in our article.
The A40 has fully reopened eastbound but delays remain severe
Update on delays
Delays of around two hours on the A40 eastbound carriageway as emergency road resurfacing takes place
Traffic crawling at about one mile-per-hour on the A40 this morning.
Drivers have been advised to avoid as the road shuts for emergency repairs.
A40 Western Avenue eastbound will be closed from 11am
Drivers should still expect delays after the vehicle fire on the A40 Western Avenue eastbound
Six miles of traffic and delays still severe on A40 Western Avenue Eastbound between A4180 West End Road (Polish War Memorial) and A312 Church Road (Target Roundabout), with congestion to M40 J1 (Denham Roundabout).
Travel time is one hour and 20 minutes and people have been advised to avoid the area.
Transport for London confirms the A40 Western Avenue Eastbound will be closed later on this morning
Drivers on the A40 later today are being advised to plan an alternative route as Western Avenue Eastbound will be closed for emergency resurfacing.
Delays increase on A40 after earlier vehicle fire
Queuing traffic on A40 Western Avenue Eastbound is affecting commuters on M40
Four miles of queuing traffic
Four miles of queues after a vehicle caught fire earlier this morning.
Drivers should expected delays of around an hour on Western Avenue
Delays on A40
Delays are still severe on the A40 Eastbound after a vehicle fire this morning.