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Highways Agency issues amber alert warning to drivers as gales predicted

 

The Highways Agency is advising road users to be cautious as gales are expected in several regions on Thursday – during and beyond the morning rush hour.

The Agency has issued an amber alert warning drivers in the East Midlands that high winds of up to 70mph are forecast from the early hours of the morning and until 5pm.

Road users driving high-sided vehicles, riding motorcycles or towing caravans are being urged to check traffic and weather conditions before setting out on journeys and to heed any advice such as speed restrictions once they are on the strategic road network.

Live traffic information updates are available on the Highways Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic and the latest weather forecasts can be found at www.metoffice.gov.uk.

 

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