Delays for drivers using Tyne Tunnel after mobile crane breaks down

The Tyne Tunnel.
The Tyne Tunnel.

Drivers are facing delays as they try to get into the Tyne Tunnel this morning.

There are tailbacks using the northbound side of the road after a mobile crane broke down.

However, traffic is now moving once again.

The Tyne Tunnels Twitter account posted: "Apologies for delay northbound in tunnel.

"This was due to mobile crane which broke down.

"Breakdown has now been cleared traffic now moving again expect delays in the short term."