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Holloway Road closure: Tufnell Park Road at standstill after lorry and bus crash

PUBLISHED: 14:33 26 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:31 27 October 2016

Gridlocked buses in Tufnell Park Road this afternoon were forced to turn off their engines and wait for the collision ahead to clear - as the entire diverted A1 piled up behind them. Picture: Polly Hancock

Gridlocked buses in Tufnell Park Road this afternoon were forced to turn off their engines and wait for the collision ahead to clear - as the entire diverted A1 piled up behind them. Picture: Polly Hancock

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A lorry and a number 17 bus have crashed in Tufnell Park Road, the residential street being used as the main diversion during the A1 closure.

The 1.30pm collision, described as “more of a knock” by TfL, left the bus with a smashed window.

The lorry had to be parked on the pavement after its load shifted, forcing police to completely close the road.

With parked cars flanking the road, there is very little space for vehicles to pass. Picture: Polly Hancock With parked cars flanking the road, there is very little space for vehicles to pass. Picture: Polly Hancock

The crash took place between Littlefield Close and Warrender Road and witnesses described seeing “literally 30 buses” gridlocked in the area.

Traffic from Holloway Road is being diverted along Tufnell Park Road while the Upper Holloway bridge replacement works take place.

A lorry carrying a wide load struck a number 43 bus in Tufnell Park Road this afternoon, breaking a window on the lower deck. Picture: Polly Hancock A lorry carrying a wide load struck a number 43 bus in Tufnell Park Road this afternoon, breaking a window on the lower deck. Picture: Polly Hancock

The last-minute closure, which began on Friday night, has caused uproar among commuters, homeowners and the town hall with major delays and congestion expected until January 16.

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