The closure of the Deptford Creek Road bridge has caused massive traffic delays and congestion for motorists in Greenwich today (September 15).

Creek Road was closed in the early hours of this morning due to a 'suspected weak bridge' - leaving motorists frustrated as they tried to travel to work.

Heavy congestion and knock-on delays have been felt by motorists in Woolwich, Charlton, Shooter's Hill and Bexley.

The road has now re-opened after engineers finished emergency repair works just after 12pm.

News Shopper:

Road closures on Creek Bridge in Greenwich. (c.)@Benb111

Greenwich resident Lucy Perry arrived at the bus stop on Woolwich Road this morning to find more than 30 people waiting.

She described it as "absolute chaos".

The 29-year-old told News Shopper: "I live on Vanbrugh Hill and it took be an hour and 20 mins to get to Canary Wharf when I could have walked in under an hour.

"This was the bus queue that greeted me at the end of the road."

News Shopper:

Commuters queuing on Woolwich Road this morning. (.c) Lucy Perry.

Shooter's Hill councillor Danny Thorpe posted on Twitter: "Highways teams meeting this morning. Aiming to re-open as soon as we can."

Tfl bus routes 188, 199 and N1 were subject to diversion in both directions.

A spokeswoman for Greenwich Council said the road was closed due to a fault with the bridge locking mechanism which has been investigated and remedied.

News Shopper:

People even resorted to walking to work down the A2 slip road towards north Greenwich. (c.) Katy Tynan.

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