THERE are severe traffic jams across the Wanstead and Woodford area following a crash between a car and a lorry.

The eastbound section of the A12 Eastern Avenue between the Green Man roundabout and the George pub in Wanstead is currently closed in the wake of the accident, which happened at around 11.50pm last night.

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said they were relieved not to find any serious injuries at the scene, after they originally received reports of a "major" crash.

Initially all of the road was closed throughout the night, but one lane was reopened at 7.10am this morning.

The delay in reopening the eastbound lane is thought to have been caused by repair works currently underway on a barrier next to the road.

Police have said the section of road is likely to remain closed for some time.

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