An accident on the southbound A102 is causing traffic tailbacks to the Blackwall Tunnel.
The exact site is beside the Charlton car pound.
This is exactly the sort of incident that will be worsened when Silvertown Tunnel opens, as the plan is for another traffic-load from the new tunnel to head into the existing southbound road.
TfL themselves predict extra congestion each afternoon once the tunnel opens.
While north of the Thames the tunnel’s traffic is a few hundred metres away from the existing Blackwall Tunnel, south of the Thames it feeds into existing roads almost immediately.
That’s something the latest PR leaflets being dropped to households from TfL explicitly fail to mention.