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Jogger takes late night run through the Blackwall Tunnel

London's busiest river crossing had to close for 20 minutes overnight after a jogger decided run through it. Operators stopped all traffic for the safety of the unidentified runner who emerged unscathed.

Blackwall tunnel fire extinguished

A huge fire that destroyed a motorcycle repair workshop in Greenwich- closing the Blackwall tunnel - has now been put out.

London Fire Brigade sent six fire engines and 35 firefighters to the scene to tackle the blaze. They said crews will stay on site overnight trying to cool down gas cylinders that became overheated and risked exploding.

No one was injured in the incident.

Blackwall Tunell re-opened

The Blackwall Tunnel has now re-opened, but TfL say there may be still be further closures on the southbound carriageway.

A large fire at a motorbike workshop is still being tackled by firefighters. London Fire brigade say 6 fire engines are still at the scene and they are trying to cool down gas cylinders that can explode when exposed to heat.

Blackwall Tunnel fire: in pictures


Fire at Blackwall Tunnel

Drivers are being advised to avoid the Blackwall Tunnel after a fire erupted at a nearby workshop that is still being tackled by firefighters.

The tunnel is currently closed northbound.

London Fire Brigade said they had set up a hazard zone around the fire and would be on site all day. The fire is being brought under control but there are still concerns cylinders at the workshop could explode.

TfL 'working closely' with Thames Water to repair leak

The A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach is currently closed southbound between the Bow Interchange and the East India Dock Road due to a burst water main underneath the carriageway.

We are working closely with Thames Water, who have committed to work 24/7 to get the leak repaired as quickly as possible and have offered our own contractors to help them reopen the road as quickly as possible once it is safe to do so.

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