April 25 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach heading southbound is closed due to congestion and delays due to emergency repairs
It is shut between Bow interchange and the A102 Blackwall Tunnel junction and TfL do not know when it will reopen.
Queues and delays stretch back to Redbridge roundabout and are expected to add 50 minutes onto journey times.
Emergency repairs are being carried out after the road surface began breaking up.
Bus routes 108 and 309 are on diversion and there is heavy congestion.
London Underground will accept bus tickets between North Greenwich and Stratford.
Transport for London suggests that anyone who requires the southbound tunnel accesses it from A13 East India Dock Road, diverting via the A11 and A1205.
Garrett Emmerson, chief operating officer for surface transport at TfL said: “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.”
The Blackwall Tunnel remains open in both directions and southbound traffic travelling to the tunnel is being diverted via Bow Road, Burdett Road and East India Dock Road, due to the closure.