London's busiest river crossing was forced to close for 20 minutes early yesterday morning after a man went jogging through it.
According to the Standard, the Blackwall Tunnel in east London was shut temporarily at around 3am yesterday morning as police were called to a man on foot on the northbound carriageway.
Operators halted traffic for the safety of the unidentified runner after spotting him on security cameras and TFL tweeted warning motorists of the closure.
A spokesman added: "If there's a person in the tunnel we close it. It's a rare occurrence, but people do try it and they are not allowed to so we shut the tunnel until they are out."
The jogger emerged unscathed after his early morning run and the tunnel was re-opened, reports the Daily Mail.
A Met police spokesman said: "We were called but by the time we got there he had gone."
Blackwall Tunnel (northbound) The #Blackwalltunnel has been re-opened. Our 'athlete' made it. A dreadful time, but hey, at least he has gone
- TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) July 1, 2014
60,000 vehicles travel through the tunnel in east London, linking Blackwall with Greenwich.
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