London Fire Brigade has warned of "long delays" on the A12 by Poplar after a collision this afternoon.
The brigade was called to the scene to rescue a motorist after a lorry struck a car on the East India Dock Road.
This is the second incident the LFB has been called to in Poplar today.
The brigade was called to a blaze that had broken out in a converted warehouse this morning, which 35 firefighters and six engines attended.
The fire had broken out at a maisonette on Morris Road in Poplar.