Delays on the eastbound A13 after collision in Barking

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Motorists have been warned to expect delays on the eastbound A13. - Credit: TfL

Drivers have been warned to expect delays on the  A13 after a lorry shed fuel on the road.

Movers Lane underpass in Barking has closed following a collision with traffic on diversion.

Police were called at 4.11am on Thursday, February 11 to reports of a heavy goods vehicle having broken down on the A13 close to Movers Lane, Barking.

A Met spokesperson said: "The vehicle which was leaking diesel fuel has been recovered, however, the Movers Lane underpass remains closed while the fuel is cleared from the highway.

"Traffic delays are expected and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible."

Traffic is slow along the eastbound carriageway with queues past Beckton Roundabout, according to Transport for London (TfL).

The southbound A406 is also slow with queues back towards Redbridge Roundabout.

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