A ‘serious crash’ on the A12, reportedly involving a car and a van, caused traffic to build up in the area while emergency services dealt with the incident.
The crash took place on the A12 East Cross Route Northbound at A106 Wick Road (Hackney Wick).
The dual carriageway was shut in both directions at Hackney Wick until around 6pm due to the crash on the northbound side.
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Traffic on the southbound side was stopped for an air ambulance to land at 4.30pm.
All lanes are now open and traffic is running freely.
Queues of around two miles built up in the area with congestion to Bow Interchange northbound, back towards Green Man Roundabout southbound, and along routes through Stratford, Hackney, Homerton, and Bow.
Delays reached around 20 minutes.
The Met and the London Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.
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