Sky clears over east London as travel returns to normal following a weekend of heavy snow and ice

Motorway traffic returning to normal across London today pic: Dichohecho

Trains and roads across east London are slowly returning to normal as the rush-hour ends on the Monday following a weekend of snowfall and frost. The weather initially caused problems for travellers across east and south east London as TfL warned drivers to be careful. But TfL reassured commuters the city would be kept “open for business” throughout the snow.

The Met Office has issued a cold weather alert today for London and south east England, but no more snow is expected to fall this week. Ice is likely to be a hazard on roads and pavements and people are advised to be aware of the risk. The temperature today will reach 3 degrees centigrade, with lows of -3 degrees tonight.

See below for travel updates across Lewisham, Croydon, Hackney and Tower Hamlets from this morning.



Kingsland Road in Dalston partially blocked and queueing traffic northbound between the Bentley Road junction and the A104 Ball’s Pond Road junction, because of an accident involving a lorry. Congestion to the Forest Road junction.


Congestion on A1203 East Smithfield to Tower Hill.


Traffic light failure is causing delays on A2 Shooters Hill Road in Blackheath at the Vanbrugh Terrace junction.


A1203 The Highway westbound commuters face delays between the B126 Butcher Row junction and Tower Hill. Travel time is 15 minutes.


A10 Kingsland Road in Dalston partially blocked southbound at the Bentley Road junction, following an accident involving a lorry.


A2 New Cross Road, New Cross, both ways at Willshaw Street

Queueing traffic earlier and a partial blockage of the road on A2 New cross Road both ways at the Willshaw Street junction, due to an earlier accident. Now Cleared.


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