Back in September 2018 emergency restrictions were introduced at Rotherhithe Tunnel. This was due to tests showing ventilation systems would struggle to cope in the event of a fire.
No vehicle over two metres or two tonnes was permitted to use the tunnel. Staff manually checked vehicles for some time.
Last week the tunnel closed for a number of days for more emergency work. It is now revealed that cameras will be used to monitor vehicles with fines for those contravening rules – though how they can tell weight or accurate height is a mystery.
Drivers who ignored restrictions will face a £130 fine and are being advised to head to either Tower bridge or the Blackwall Tunnel.