Drivers warned of rush-hour disruption as crews tackle Neasden warehouse fire
Ten fire engines were tackling the blaze.
Commuters were warned they face rush-hour disruption after a large warehouse fire in north London forced the closure of a major route.
The blaze at a commercial building on the North Circular in Neasden halted traffic on the ring road in both directions between Neasden Lane North and Staples Corner, where the key route meets the M1, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Transport for London (TfL) said the M1 had also been closed southbound at the interchange and urged motorists to use alternative routes.
The warehouse fire in #Neasden is under control. Firefighters continue to deal with deep seated pockets of fire inside the building & road closures remain in place. Please avoid the area if possible https://t.co/l2r0C4GxK9 pic.twitter.com/RHkKsjU2Cb— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) May 15, 2019
Westbound traffic is slow with queues approaching Henlys Corner. Eastbound traffic is slow with queues reaching Brentfield Road.https://t.co/zTqR4dzxSi— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) May 15, 2019
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 10 fire engines and 70 firefighters were tackling the fire on the first floor of a nearby warehouse, while the Metropolitan Police had sent officers to the scene.
Scotland Yard tweeted: “We’re assisting @LondonFire at a warehouse fire on the A406 in #Neasden, Road closures likely to severely affect North Circ Rd, Staples Corner and other key routes into morning rush hour. Drivers should avoid the area.”
LFB tweeted: “Ten fire engines & around 70 firefighters are tackling a blaze in a commercial building on North Circular Road in #Neasden. Half of the first floor is alight”