Enfield North circular traffic live: updates as ‘clay’ mix floods main road

A main road in north London has been coated in an unknown thick brown liquid after a cement lorry allegedly lost its load, bringing traffic to a halt.

Footage shows Thames Water vehicles traveling along Brownlow Road in Enfield, where the mysterious liquid spilled hundreds of meters down the street. The adjacent eastbound North Circular Road is also closed according to traffic data from Google Maps.

Thames Water crews can be seen attempting to move the thick liquid, which does not appear to be flowing.

Jason Russell, who lives near the scene, told MyLondon the liquid appeared “around noon” and is still there as of 5 p.m.

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

He later told MyLondon: “At first we thought it was cement or concrete, then we said it was clay/water and now potentially something else, maybe. be drill slurry. It’s still there. They’re still waiting for approval from the environment. Agency about what to do with it.”

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

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