Advice for motorists in North Lincolnshire as more strong winds are predicted
Motorists have been advised to be prepared for more strong winds in North Lincolnshire tomorrow (Thursday, January 31).
The Highways Agency has issued the advice for road users, particularly those driving high-sided vehicles or motorcycles or towing caravans.
An amber alert for motorways and major A-roads across several regions, including Yorkshire and the Humber, will be in place from 10am to 7pm tomorrow.
Forecasters have predicted a strong westerly wind with widespread gusts of 50mph and the Humber Bridge is on a list of roads the agency is advising drivers of vulnerable vehicles to avoid.
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Steve Crosthwaite, head of the Highways Agency's National Traffic Operations Centre said: "We advise road users to plan their journeys, check road conditions and weather forecasts before travelling and to allow extra time to complete their journeys.
"We are advising motorcyclists, drivers of high sided vehicles and people towing caravans to avoid certain routes if possible, as there is a strong risk of being blown over in these locations.
"Our traffic officers are constantly monitoring the network and are ready to respond to any incidents."
High winds caused problems around the region this afternoon, with several roads blocked by fallen trees.
One lane was temporarily closed on the M180 near Barnetby Top while a tree was removed from the westbound carriageway, although it has now re-opened.
Up-to-date information on road conditions on motorways and trunk roads is available on the Highways Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or by calling the Highways Agency information line on 0300 123 5000.