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North Circular traffic: Two car crashes and breakdown cause havoc for motorists on A406

PUBLISHED: 16:11 03 January 2019 | UPDATED: 13:22 04 January 2019

A car crashed in to post on the A406. Picture: @999London

A car crashed in to post on the A406. Picture: @999London

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Two car accidents within an hour of each other brought congestion and tailbacks to the A406 this afternoon.

A second crash within an hour on the A406 near Staples Corner. Picture: @999LondonA second crash within an hour on the A406 near Staples Corner. Picture: @999London

The eastbound carriageway of the North Circular Road at Henlys Corner was almost fully blocked due to a collision at around 1.30pm.

Motorists were using the grass verge to pass the scene with long tailbacks up to the Brent Cross Flyover after a large vehicle couldn’t get past.

An hour later, a second crash occurred on the westbound off-slip to Staples Corner Roundabout.

The three lanes of the main A406 were unaffected.

Motorists on the road were further impacted 40 minutes later when a car broke down at Stonebridge Park towards Neasden, but were free to move soon after.

Police attended the first crash which they said was “damage only” with no injuries reported.

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