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Strong Winds | North West | North East | Midlands| Eastern England

Region: Across England

Road Affected: N/A




Description of incident:

Road users in the North West, North East, Midlands, and Eastern regions of England are advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel today as strong winds are forecast in the North West, North East, Midlands and Eastern regions of England associated with Storm Doris. As a result of these strong winds, Highways England has issued a Severe Weather Alert for high-sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and other vulnerable vehicles, which are advised to take extra care when travelling due to the increased risk of vehicles being blown over.

Highways England, which is responsible for the motorways and other major roads in England, is working closely with the Met Office to monitor the weather conditions, maintain safe roads and ensure reliable journeys.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead for their journey before they set out, checking the forecast, road conditions and to leave extra time if travel conditions are poor or to delay their journey if the weather becomes severe.

Up-to-date information on road conditions on England's motorways and trunk roads is available on Highways England's website http://www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or by calling 0300 123 5000. For more information on weather conditions visit the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk or listen to local radio.

Incident updated: 23/Feb/2017 00:02

Traffic delay information supplied by the Highways Agency, for further details please see here: incident details.

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