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There is heavy traffic in the West Kensington area after a crash on a road where traffic lights failed.

Heavy traffic, with no right turning for motorists and one lane closed, has been reported on the A4 Talgarth Road in both directions at B317 North End Road on Friday morning (March 2).

The crash is believed to have taken place after a traffic light failure.

The traffic lights were hit, scattering debris across the road.

The outside lane has been closed in both directions so nothing can turn right off the A4. The cross over on the B317 is also closed.

Traffic is building up in the Kensington area

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Earlier disruption has cleared

Motorists are reminded that there is NO right turn

Roads have been closed for safety reasons

These roads are affected by the incident

These roads are currently affected:

  • A4 (W14) (All Directions)
  • B317 North End Road (W14) (All Directions)
  • The right turns from Talgarth Road and the ahead lanes from North End Road have been closed for safety

Knocked over traffic light caused an 'obstruction'

Metropolitan Police confirmed the incident, at around 6.30am this morning, was a “damage only” collision.

A spokesman for the force said:

“We were called to reports that somebody had knocked over a traffic light, causing an obstruction.”