Home Kent News Blackwall Tunnel travel chaos as flooding and repairs close road

Blackwall Tunnel travel chaos as flooding and repairs close road

0
0
Advertise here from £20*

Original article from Kent Live

Drivers have faced long delays at the Blackwall Tunnel today (July 25).

The southbound tunnel on the A102 has been closed all day to facilitate safety repairs while the northbound tunnel has also been affected.

Torrential rail has also led to the tunnel approach being closed in both directions, leading to chaos in the surrounding towns.

Read more: Cows escape farm bringing major road to a halt

Traffic has also been building near the Limehouse Link and Rotherhithe Tunnels, as well as routes through Whitechapel, Mile End and the area around Tower Bridge.

Signing up to the KentLive newsletter means you'll get the latest news direct to your inbox twice a day.

It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds – simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your email address in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms.

You can also sign up to our website and comment on our stories by pressing here and signing in.

The tunnel is one of the key routes linking London with Kent.

Before the opening of the Dartford Crossing, the Blackwell Tunnel was the most eastern crossing in to the city.

Traffic around the Blackwall Tunnel

The closure of the tunnel and subsequent delays has led to frustration for motorists.

One person said: "Blackwall tunnel being closed has really messed up my day."

The tunnel is closed southbound between 12.01am on Sunday, July 25 to 5am on Monday, July 26.

To make things worse, heavy rain on Sunday afternoon led to the A102 Blackwall Tunnel Approach being closed in both directions.

You can keep up to date with all the latest news from Kent via the KentLive daily newsletter.

Original Article