There is traffic chaos across Brent and Barnet after a burst water main.

Buses are being diverted from Brent Cross Shopping Centre due to flooding at Staples Corner between the A5 Edgware Road and the A406 North Circular Road this afternoon (November 25).

The M1 southbound exit slip road to the A406 westbound is partially blocked due to the water.

There is also congestion to and from the A41 at Brent Cross, with the North Circular slow eastbound from Neasden.

The westbound tunnel between the M1 and A5 roundabouts are also flooded.

Staples corner is grid lock 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/eqYW8pa3oj

— 🇹🇹🇩🇲⚡️MICKEYMOUSEELECTRICIAN ⚡🇩🇲🇹🇹 (@AshMan__J) November 25, 2022

Several bus routes are affected, including the 32, 112, 142, 182, 232 and 266.

Buses such as the 182 are being stopped at Neasden Shopping Centre and are being diverted around the Brent Cross area.

Commuters are having to wait around 25 minutes for some buses due to the diversions.

There reportedly is no access to the A5 southbound towards Kilburn.

9:45am, 25/11/2022

Staples Corner roundabout is closed due to flooding.

Please allow extra time if visiting our inspection site today.

— TfL Taxi & Private Hire (@TfLTPH) November 25, 2022

Thames Water has said: “We’re really sorry to any drivers who’ve been affected by this.

“Our engineers will be working to repair the pipe and get it back into service as soon as possible. In the meantime, we’ve transferred water into the area from other parts of our supply network, and believe everyone still has water.”