Eye-witnesses say security cortege delayed on the High Road
Eye-witnesses say the Queen's cortege as in Chiswick jam. Picture: Twitter/@grovechaos
A number of eye-witnesses have reported that a convoy of cars including on in which Her Majesty the Queen was travelling got stuck in traffic in Chiswick this Wednesday afternoon (4 November).
The security cortege which included three Range Rovers and motorcycle outriders was seen in gridlocked traffic on Chiswick High Road shortly before 4pm.
The vehicles were obliged to weave in between lines of traffic negotiating the new road layout in place since the temporary segregated cycleway was implemented. Repairs to a burst water main have required a closure of Acton Lane northbound which has added to the delays. Earlier in the day there had been a serious collision in Hammersmith which required the closure of Shepherd's Bush Road. A female pedestrian was hit by a lorry and died after being taken to hospital.
One resident who saw the vehicles said, "It's surprising the detail didn't have Satnav to direct them away from the near constant jams. Earlier in the week I saw an ambulance in similar difficulties. Perhaps when the cycleway is completed that will provide a solution but at the moment the risk to life should be regarded as unacceptable."
Hounslow Council say they have received no notification of the Queen being stuck in traffic in Chiswick.
The video below shows traffic on the High Road later in the day.
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November 8, 2020