Strong winds blow scaffolding off Deptford block

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Strong winds have caused the closure of Creek Road in Deptford as scaffolding has fallen off a building seeing demolition.

The block of flats saw extensive damage from a fire in April 2022 and was in the process of being dismantled.

Aftermath of April 2022 fire

Long queues are building up on Creek Road with buses also hampered by delays.

Scaffolding also landed on and is blocking Cycleway 4.

UPDATE: Scaffolding at the rear has now blown over.

In terms of bus disruption Transport for London state:

“CREEK ROAD, DEPTFORD: Routes 188 and 199 are on diversion between Deptford High Street and Greenwich Town Centre via Deptford Church Street, Deptford Bridge and Greenwich High Road due to a fallen tree.

Buses are not serving the stops Macmillan Students Village, Creekside, Creek Road/Norman Road, Greenwich Town Centre/Cutty Sark Station DLR and Greenwich Church Street.”

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    One thought on “Strong winds blow scaffolding off Deptford block

    • I’ve seen this reported in a few places and you’re the only one who reported it in the actual location (Deptford and not Greenwich). Even the so-called “local” press get it wrong though not surprised.


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