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Transport for London launches live traffic website

Drivers in London can find out where traffic hotspots are as a live traffic guide has been launched.

Aiming to reduce congestion in the city, an enhanced guide to live traffic updates has been added to Transport for London's (TfL) website.

The traffic tool shows 170 "jam cams" as well as information on incidents and roadworks which may affect journeys.

The authority has also launched a Twitter feed which will provide up-to-date traffic information.

Garrett Emmerson, chief operating officer for surface transport at TfL, said: "Technology now allows us to put a wealth of information at motorists' fingertips.

"Those who know their route well can now pre-empt any congested areas by checking online before they set out on their journey, or - when safe - take advantage of our @TfLTrafficNews Twitter feed for advance warning of any congestion ahead."

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