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Is the Dartford Crossing sealed and have other highway closures been forced by the UK weather?

SEVERE gales and sleet showers are approaching to bring transport intrusion as gusts of some-more than 70mph smashed tools of Britain overnight.

Drivers have been warned to only transport if required with delays likely on roads and trains.

Is the Dartford Crossing closed?

 Queen Elizabeth II Bridge has been sealed due to clever winds
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge has been sealed due to clever winds

The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, at the Dartford Crossing, stays sealed this this morning due to high winds battering London.

Highways England is monitoring breeze speeds and will open the overpass when the gusts dump down a protected level.

The tunnel at the Dartford Crossing will sojourn open in both directions.

To find out if any roads nearby you have been closed, check out trafficdelays.co.uk

Have the high winds caused any other transport intrusion in the UK?

Forecasters have released yellow “be aware” breeze warnings as gusts reached 78mph in Aberdaron in Wales on Wednesday night.

Liscombe in Somerset, which is not customarily deliberate a breezy site, available gusts of 74mph, forecasters said, and serve winds in additional of 60mph are approaching to hit south Lincolnshire and East Anglia on Thursday morning.

Meterologist Alex Burkill said: “It’s going to be a cold and stormy day with serve showers generally in the north and west.

“There is likely to be intrusion to transport so before you had conduct out, it’s worth holding a demeanour at the state of the roads you will be travelling on.

“There is a risk you could be held up and behind and if you consider that’s possible, make certain you have essentials with you such as coats, water and food in case you get held up for several hours.”

Several police and fire and rescue services forces, including Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Norfolk, Surrey, Gloucestershire and Cambridgeshire, reported depressed trees and urged people to take additional care.

Poor weather conditions are also inspiring railways in the Midlands, with beyond electric wires shop-worn between Wolverhampton and Stafford.

Passengers are being warned to design delays to and from Manchester Piccadilly, between Birmingham New Street and Crewe, by Birmingham New Street and between Birmingham New Street and Redditch.

A sleet and ice warning in place for northern areas of Scotland will be extended to Northern Ireland and northern England, forecasters said.

During the night, temperatures forsaken at low as -7C in Loch Glascarnoch while snowfalls continued to be surfaced up.

Police are propelling motorists to drive with “extreme caution” amid wintry conditions in Scotland.

The Met Office amber weather warning of sleet and ice finished at 5am and Police Scotland have downgraded their recommendation to “high risk”.

They pronounced there is a high odds of intrusion and delays on the roads.

Superintendent Calum Glenny said: “Despite some formidable weather conditions in the Dumfries and Galloway area which caused some disruption, the weather was not as serious as was first forecast.

“Thankfully, a poignant series of motorists determined the warnings which had been released to equivocate travelling on the roads and I’d like to appreciate them for doing so.”


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