Serious Incident at Westminster causes Delays on Shipments
Due to the serious incident that occurred at Westminster yesterday leading to 5 fatalities and several casualties, there has been severe delay on several shipments in the London area, especially in the areas where roads have become gridlocked.
This incident has caused certain roads to be closed resulting in grid-locked traffic and drivers having to take longer routes to complete deliveries and complete collections.
The worst of the delays and issues will have been seen yesterday, but the routes for deliveries today have still been affected, and until the closed roads are reopened and normal traffic flow resumes please expect the possibility of some level of delay with deliveries in the London area.
We are monitoring the current situation surrounding the road closures.
As of last night there were the following road closures:
The A302 Bridge Street is closed westbound between Westminster Bridge and Parliament Square.
Westminster Bridge is closed westbound at York Road and all entries to Parliament Square have been closed off to traffic.
Victoria Embankment has been closed southbound at Northumberland Avenue.
Victoria Street at the junction with Storeys Gate has been closed towards Parliament Square.
Whitehall is closed southbound at the junction with Horseguards Avenue.
Millbank is closed to traffic northbound at Lambeth Bridge.
TfL is warning of slow moving traffic traffic northbound on Lambeth Palace Road with queues from Royal Street.
Traffic is also queuing southbound on York Road with tailbacks all the way to Leake Street.
Traffic southbound is slow moving to Downing Street.
Motorists are being advised to use an alternative route.
These roads are still closed to traffic as of this morning:
All approaches to Parliament Square
The A3211 Victoria Embankment between Bridge Street and Northumberland Avenue.
Whitehall southbound at the junction with Trafalgar Square.
Victoria Street at the junction with Storeys Gate towards Parliament Square.
Millbank northbound at Lambeth Bridge.
Constitution Hill from Hyde Park Corner.
The Mall from Trafalgar Square.
Bridge Street (SE1,SW1P,SW1A) in both directions
Canon Row in all directions
Westminster Bridge – both directions
Cordons have now been lifted on Lambeth Palace Road and York Road so drivers can return.
Police kept ‘no go zones’ in place where they asked people to avoid if they can:
Victoria Street up to the junction with Broadway
Victoria Embankment up to Embankment tube.