Update:- the tunnel is now open but expect heavy delays.
A crash which involved three vehicles and left a man fighting for his life in hospital has resulted in the closure of the Rotherhithe Tunnel in both directions.
The Rotherhithe Tunnel connects Limehouse in Tower Hamlets to Rotherhithe in Southwark.
TFL have released an alert regarding the incident just before 6am on it’s Twitter account. The warning reads: ‘Incident Alert. Rotherhithe Tunnel (both directions) closed due to a collision. Use alternative routes.
A photo, taken from one of the traffic cameras within the tunnel shows two vehicles have been badly damaged as a result of the smash.
Debris has been left scattered across the carriageway, with vehicles yet to be recovered.