COMMUTERS have been warned to expect severe delays during rush hour this afternoon.

Traffic is very slow through Leytonstone High Road, the A12 eastbound at Whipps Cross Road and around the Green Man Roundabout due to an earlier broken down bin lorry.

One lane of the North Circular Road westbound at Waterworks Corner is closed due to a broken down car. Lane one of six is blocked and there is congestion to A118 Ilford Hill.

Traffic was already heavy in the area due to a three-vehicle crash on the North Circular Road eastbound in Woodford which saw one man airlifted to hospital. The eastbound carriageway has been closed and westbound has been reduced to one lane.

Traffic is heavy in Walthamstow around Blackhorse Road, Forest Road and Chingford Road due to a broken down bus in Hoe Street.