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."