Enfield North Circular traffic live: Updates as ‘clay’ mix floods major road

A major road in North London has been covered in an unknown thick brown liquid after a cement lorry reportedly shed its load, bringing traffic to a halt.

Pictures show vehicles from Thames Water attending Brownlow Road in Enfield, where the mysterious liquid has spread hundreds of metres down the street. The adjoining North Circular Road eastbound is also shut according to Google Maps traffic data.

Teams from Thames Water can be seen attempting to shift the thick liquid, which doesn’t appear to be draining.

Jason Russell, who lives near the scene, told MyLondon the liquid appeared at “around midday” and is still there as of 5pm.

Earlier today, he tweeted: “Residents can now neither leave nor access their own homes at all by road and nor can the emergency services.”

He later told MyLondon: “Initially it was thought to be cement or concrete, then told it was a clay/water mix and now potentially something else, possibly drilling slurry. It’s still there. They’re still waiting on the okay from the Environment Agency as to what to do with it.”

Thames Water has been approached for comment. Updates to follow.

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