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.
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.
The Blackwall Tunnel has now re-opened, but TfL say there may be still be further closures on the southbound carriageway.
Breaking News N/B A102 closures are being removed & Blackwall Tunnel has reopened,due to sheer weight of traffic S/B will close occasionally
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.
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.
A12 remains closed s/b. Traffic slow on approach. Traffic qs extend to Lea Bridge. Diversion route from the A12 Bow Flyover. Expect delays.
Transport for London says:
- The Blackwall Tunnel remains open in both directions
- Southbound traffic travelling to the tunnel is being diverted via Bow Road, Burdett Road and East India Dock Road
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.
A burst water main at the Blackwall Tunnel caused delays for hundreds of motorists this morning. The approach to the tunnel heading south is still closed while emergency repairs are carried out. Closures are in place between the Bow interchange and the A102 Blackwall Tunnel junction.
[A12] Blackwall Tunnel Northern App. The A12 is closed southbound at the junction with Devas Street Road surface is breaking up at location.
Blackwall Tunnel - Shut southbound due to a cyclist in the tunnel #illegal