The South Circular was blocked this morning after an object apparently fell off the back of a lorry. 

The incident took place under a railway bridge near Verdant Lane, in the Hither Green area at around 6am. 

The much-used road was both ways partially blocked, with traffic jams forming as far back as Clifton's Roundabout.

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A spokesperson for the police said: "Police were called at 05:53hrs on 24 November to St Mildred's Road, junction with Verdant Lane SE22, after a lorry collided with a bridge.

"There were no reported injuries.

"The road was closed while debris was cleared.

"No arrests.

"The road has since re-opened."