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Part of Wallasey Tunnel SHUT after “police incident” sparking traffic chaos

Part of the Wallasey Tunnel is closed due to a suspected “lorry crash”.

Drivers are being advised a “contraflow” has been put in place to allow people to use the Eastbound tunnel to travel in both directions but there is delays there at the moment.

Travel data unit Inrix reported queuing traffic in both directions from A59 Scotland Road to the toll booths.

It is unclear what the cause of the incident is or if there have been any injuries but Merseytravel tweeted to say it was an incident with a HGV.

They wrote: “South tube of Wallasey tunnel is closed due to an incident with a HGV- if travelling from Lpool to Wirral use B’head tunnel”.

Part of the tunnel later reopened around 10.30am but a Merseytravel spokesperson said the incident is ongoing.

In a more recent post they also said: “South tube is still closed, but traffic is now flowing freely in both directions in the north tube.”

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A Merseytravel spokesman said they could also confirm there had been an incident and had a team on site to check for what damage had been caused to the structure of the tunnel.

Tunnel Police also confirmed there had been an incident in the Wallasey Tunnel but refused to give any details on the nature of the incident or if there had been injuries.

Part of the Wallasey Tunnel is closed due to a “police incident”.

Travel data unit Inrix reported queueing traffic in both directions from A59 Scotland Road to the toll booths.

Drivers are being advised a “contraflow” has been put in place to allow people to us the Eastbound tunnel to travel in both directions but there is long delays there at the moment.

Do you know any more about the incident? Email Connor.dunn@trinitymirror.com

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Window smashed on a lorry after it was targeted by stone-throwers in Derry last night

A window on a lorry was smashed after it was attacked by stone-throwers in Derry last night.

Sinn Fein councillor Sandra Duffy said the incident took place on the Madams Bank Road (pictured) where they have been a spate of attacks on vehicles in recent weeks.

Councillor Duffy said this morning: “These incidents have occurred sporadically on the Madams Bank Road over the past few weeks however on Friday night a brick was thrown at a HGV lorry smashing the window.

“This could have caused a serious accident or worse resulted in a fatality. You can only imagine if a large lorry weighing many tonnes went out of control on this road.

“We all know that this is a busy thoroughfare for the city with thousands of vehicles travelling on it every day.

“I would appeal to the young people involved to please reflect on your actions and stop throwing stones/bricks at passing vehicles before a serious accident occurs.”

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email [email protected][1] at any time.

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Wallasey Tunnel SHUT after “police incident” sparking traffic chaos

The Wallasey Tunnel is closed due to a “police incident”.

Travel data unit Inrix are reporting queueing traffic in both directions from A59 Scotland Road to the toll booths.

Drivers are being advised a “contraflow” has been put in place to allow people to us the Eastbound tunnel to travel in both directions but there is long delays there at the moment.

It is unclear at the moment what is the cause of the incident but Merseytravel tweeted to say it was an incident with a HGV.

They wrote: “

South tube of Wallasey tunnel is closed due to an incident with a HGV- if travelling from Lpool to Wirral use B’head tunnel”.

Merseyside Police have been contacted for more details.