A burst water main has shut a busy road today.

Hendon Wood Lane, near Barnet Gate, is closed between Highwood Hill and Barnet Road (A411) with Affinity Water carrying out essential repairs.

The closure could be in force all week.

Access to the road will be maintained for people who live in Hendon Wood Lane.

Drivers should use the A1 towards Apex Corner as a diversion, although there are diversion signs in place.