TRAVEL WARNING: Road users urged to take extra care after Easter Monday weather warning

Road users in the south east of England are being warned to take extra care from the early hours of Easter Monday as strong winds are forecast to sweep across the area.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for strong winds, with gusts of up to 70mph predicted across the south tomorrow (March 28).

Highways England has released a list motoroways and major A roads that may be particularly affected by these winds.

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It has also warned high-sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and other vulnerable vehicles to take extra care when travelling due to the increased risk of vehicles being blown over.

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 increasingly severe.

The gales will be accompanied by outbreaks of heavy rain and as a result driving conditions will be hazardous for all vehicles.

The wind strength will ease in the afternoon from the west as the low pressure area associated with Storm Katie moves into the North Sea.

For more on tomorrows weather click: here

Highways England has issued the following list of roads for drivers to take extra care on:


A14 Orwell Bridge - near Ipswich

A282 QE2 Bridge / Dartford Bridge

A12 Braydon Bridge

A12 Bascule Bridge

South East

M25 – All of it

A282 – QE2 Bridge / Dartford Bridge

M40 – J4-J9

M27 – J8-J9 Hedge End to Locks Heath

A27 – All of it

A2 – Jubilee Way close to Dover

M2 – J2-J3 Medway Viaduct

A249 – Kings Ferry / Sheppey Crossing

M20 – J11a

A26 – All of it

A259 – All of it

A22 – All of it

South West

A30 / A38 Bodmin

M4 – J22-J23 Severn Crossing

M48 – J1-J2 Severn Crossing

M49 – M4 J22 (at Severn Crossing) to M5 J18 (at Avonmouth)

M5 – J13-J15 Stroud to M4

M5 – J18-J19 Avonmouth Bridge

M5 – J20-J23 Clevedon to Bridgwater

A35 – Long Bredy duals

A38 – Tamar Bridge – Plymouth to Saltash

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