Wembley roads gridlocked following changes to traffic lights to cope with the Olympics

Drivers were stuck in tailbacks stretching back more than a mile

Motorists endured gridlocked roads in Wembley this morning after transport bosses phased traffic lights in preparation of London 2010.

Drivers were stuck in traffic jams in parts of Wembley including Bridge Road, Blackbird Hill and Neasden Lane, following the measures which were brought in to cope with the predicted increase in traffic.

Transport for London (TfL) have made adjustments to 1,300 sets of traffic lights in London, including several in Wembley, as thousands of Olympic spectators are expected to flock to the borough to watch the Games’ football, rhythmic gymnastics and badminton tournaments at Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena.

Resident Ashley Walton, 33, decided to walk to Wembley Park station from Neasden Lane after the bus he was travelling moved just a few yards in 10 minutes.

He said: “How on earth can changing the lights make the traffic flow easier?

“It was crazy this morning, they must have changed the lights last night as it wasn’t like this yesterday.

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“Thank god the school holidays are about to start as this might make a difference.”

Garrett Emmerson from TfL said: “Our advice to motorists is clear – avoid driving in central London, around the Olympic Route Network and Games venues, but if a journey is absolutely essential be sure to plan ahead and allow extra time.”

For more information visit www.GetAheadoftheGames.com.

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