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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.

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/traffic-eases-after-vehicle-fire-13003729

Road reopens

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.

UPDATE

A40 Western Avenue eastbound will be closed from 11am

Continued delays

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.

Road closure

Transport for London confirms the A40 Western Avenue Eastbound will be closed later on this morning

Emergency resurfacing

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

Delays increase on A40 after earlier vehicle fire

M40 delays

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.

Hour-long delays

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.