Coach blaze causes chaos for mo­torists

Bro­ken down ve­hi­cle led to road being closed

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Robert Cum­ber robert.cum­ber@trin­i­tymir­

A COACH fire in Eal­ing on the morn­ing of Wed­nes­day June 22 caused traf­fic mis­ery for com­muters.

Lon­don Fire Brigade was called to a blaze at New Broad­way, at the junc­tion with Long­field Av­enue, shortly be­fore 8am.

Fire­fight­ers spent less than 20 min­utes at the scene, but the bro­ken down ve­hi­cle led to the road being closed east­bound.

There were sub­se­quent heavy traf­fic de­lays in the area, along with di­ver­sions for bus routes.

Trans­port for Lon­don had said at 9.38am on the Wed­nes­day that east­bound traf­fic was slow mov­ing and warned drivers to ex­pect de­lays.

An LFB spokes­woman said: “We were called to the scene at 7.53am and sent one crew.

“The in­ci­dent was over 8.10am.” at

BBC Travel re­ported there was con­ges­tion on the A4020 Uxbridge Road stretch­ing to Han­well.

It said di­ver­sions were in place for bus routes 83, 207, 427, 607 and E11.

Eal­ing Po­lice tweeted at 11.27am to say the road had re­opened.

n COACH FIRE: The in­ci­dent caused long traf­fic jams

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