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London's Hogarth Flyover shut after storm damage inspection

  • 29 October 2013
  • From the section London
A tree collapse in house in Hounslow
Image caption Investigations continue after two people were found dead at a house in Hounslow

A flyover in London has been shut temporarily after problems found during inspections following Monday's storms.

"Degradation in the concrete road deck " has occurred on Hogarth Flyover on the A316 near Chiswick, Transport for London (TfL) said.

It added that inspections would take place throughout the day.

Elsewhere in London, investigations continue after two people died in a suspected gas explosion in Hounslow thought to be caused by a falling tree.

'Business as usual'

Garrett Emmerson, from TfL, said: "Our engineers identified a degradation in the concrete road deck which forms part of the flyover's structure.

"Traffic is being diverted via the Hogarth roundabout which runs underneath the flyover."

BBC Travel News reported closure of the flyover had resulted in queuing traffic at Hogarth Roundabout and was causing congestion at Richmond Circus.

Most train operators have resumed normal services out of the capital but there does remain some disruption to services out of King's Cross and Liverpool Street.

London Midland said it would continue to provide buses between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey until Wednesday.

Heathrow Airport, which cancelled 130 flights on Monday, said it was now "business as usual".

A spokesman for Kew Gardens said it would remain closed on Tuesday to clean up "a significant number of broken branches".

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