Lorry crash forces tunnel to be closed as police called to scene

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A lorry smash has forced the Birkenhead Tunnel to be closed by police.

Officers were called to the Queensway Birkenhead Tunnel at about 8pm to reports a lorry had crashed inside the tunnel.

Merseyrail tweeted that a "large vehicle had struck some fixtures within the tunnel causing damage."

Crews are now at the scene to assess the damage.

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Merseyrail tweeted: "The Queensway #Birkenhead Tunnel is closed due to an incident where a large vehicle has struck some fixtures within the tunnel causing damage.

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"Mersey Tunnels Police are on site and our teams are on route to assess the damage and clear up the incident."

It is not yet know if anyone has been injured in the incident.

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