Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Blackwall Tunnel is closed...

...and there's traffic chaos.

There's been a big diesel spill northbound on the southern approach road. So the tunnel is shut in that direction.

Apparently it's chaos out there.

Some people took about 4 hours to do a one hour trip here this morning, and it doesn't sound like they're alone.

I am so glad I don't have to drive to work.

In theory the tunnel should reopen tomorrow so normal service will hopefully be resumed.

This has happened before though and it does throw up how vulnerable this area is when the tunnel has problems. If there's an issue then very quickly this how area locks up solid. I think it's especially bad right now as people are coming off the approach to the tunnel and trying to get to the Woolwich Ferry by going down Woolwich Road. So not only is there far more traffic trying to get that way than normal but there's also a huge queue building up.

Not good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why are people so closed-minded?

All I suggested was that everyone should scrap their cars and walk everywhere....Oh, and that Blackwall Tunnel should be permanently closed and turned into an Farmers Market.

Come on lads - who's with me....

(Form an orderly line please)