A World War II bomb has been discovered in the River Thames, causing Waterloo and Westminster bridges to shut.
The roads surrounding the bridges have also been shut, as well as Westminster Underground station, as a precaution while safety checks are carried out.
The device is currently thought to be unexploded and police are unsure how long the checks will take, according to the Daily Star.
#BREAKING Waterloo & Westminster Bridge shut following a WW2 bomb being dredged from the Thames. @itvlondon
- Joe Mander (@BTPJoe) January 19, 2017
#WorldWar2 #bomb found in the #thames tonight? #London Bit of a delay to get home I guess... pic.twitter.com/weCmk1zBKo
- Steve Dawkins (@SteveDawkins888) January 19, 2017
Unexploded WW2 bomb found in the Thames, London; Westminster Bridge, Westminster Underground Station, and Waterloo Bridge have been shut
- Livesquawk (@Livesquawk) January 19, 2017
The temporary closure of the station and the bridges is causing havoc in the rush hour traffic, so if you're in the area, plan a different route home.
Source: The Daily Star
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