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There is heavy traffic around Brent Cross on Wednesday morning (July 11) after part of the North Circular Road was closed due to a burst water main.

The A406 North Circular Road is closed northbound between Brent Street and Brent Cross as Thames Water carries out works to fix a burst pipe nearby.

Motorists have been warned to expect heavy traffic in the roads near Barnet's iconic Brent Cross Shopping Centre.

Both Transport for London (TfL) and Thames Water tweeted on Wednesday morning to remind drivers of the traffic and the travel disruption the road closure may cause to their journeys.

TfL traffic tweeted: "Reminder: A406 North Circular Road at the junction of Brent Street - A full northbound closure is currently in place between Brent Cross and Brent Street due to a burst water main. Thames Water are on scene."

Motorists warned of ongoing delays

Motorists have been warned to expect 30 minute delays and queuing traffic as North Circular Road remains closed for ongoing repairs to a burst water main.

Traffic tailbacks up to Neasden following North Circular Road closure

There is queuing traffic up to Neasden due to Thames Works near Brent Cross this morning. North Circular Road is closed northbound between Brent Street and Brent Cross while works to fix a burst main are ongoing.

Reported collision near road closure causing more heavy traffic

Thames Water apologise for disruption caused by burst pipe near Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Thames Water has apologised for ongoing heavy traffic and travel disruption around Brent Cross while it carries out works to fix a burst main.

According to Thames Water its engineers have been “working around the clock” to fix the issue which has led to North Circular Road being closed northbound between Brent Cross and Brent Street.

A burst on four inches of pipe led to the road closure which Thames Water hope to resolve by tomorrow. A Thames Water spokesman said:

“We’re really sorry for the impact a burst on one of our four inch pipes is causing on the North Circular. We had to close the road as the burst caused damage to its surface, but we’ve been working around the clock to carry out the repair and get everything back to normal as quickly as possible.

“We’ve now fixed the pipe and are in the process of restoring the road and expect to have it fully reopened by tomorrow morning.”


Brent Cross Shopping Centre is open as usual

Brent Cross Shopping Centre has reassured customers that it’s open as usual despite travel disruption in the area.

Buses to Brent Cross Shopping Centre affected by burst water main nearby

If you’re planning to travel to Brent Cross Shopping Centre by bus be aware that the 143, 186, 232, 326 which all stop at Brent Cross Shopping Centre, are currently on diversion.

A burst water main between Hendon Way and Brent Street has lead to part of the North Circular Road to be closed.

Collision near M11 has led to further tailback in North Circular Road

Bus users be aware - the following routes are diverted

TfL has confirmed that buses around Brent Cross have been diverted while Thames Water carries out works to fix a burst main nearby.

Queuing traffic back towards the M1

There is heavy traffic and long queues back towards the M1 from Brent Cross while works to fix a burst water main continue.

North Circular Road closure days after burst main flooded streets in Brent

Two water leaks reported near North Circular Road

Thames Water is investigating two reported leaks near Brent Cross Shopping Centre. One in Elmcroft Crescent and another in Highfield Avenue. According to Thames Water its technicians are due to investigate both leaks shortly.

Buses on diversion due to burst water main

The following buses I on diversion while Thames Water works to fix a burst main near Brent Cross Shopping Centre: Buses 143,186,232 and 326 are on diversion.

Queuing traffic up to Harrow underpass

According to traffic information service Inrix there is queuing traffic up to Harrow underpass due to a burst water main near Brent Cross.

Part of the North Circular Road has been closed northbound since Tuesday night while Thames Water carries out works to repair the burst main.

See where the closure is affecting traffic

"Heavy congestion" around Brent Cross due to Thames Water works