London road is blocked off for toads

London road is blocked off for toads

A London road has been cordoned off to allow "migrant" toads to cross safely.

A busy road in Twickenham has been blocked for two weeks, with numerous yellow signs diverting the traffic in a bid to increase the breed's population, which has depleted by 50 per cent in the area.

The south west London road signs, which protect the amphibians from potential hit and runs, read: "Road closed for migrating toads.

"Church Road Ham road closed from 4pm Friday 11th March 2016 to 10am Thurs 24th March 2016."

Alongside the cautions are protective volunteers.

With another sign that said: "Toad patrol volunteers on the road."