Highways Agency urges road users to take extra care with gale force winds due to hit region

Highways Agency urges road users to take extra care with gale force winds due to hit region

Highways Agency urges road users to take extra care with gale force winds due to hit region

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ROAD users are urged to take care with heavy rain and strong winds due to hit the region this afternoon.

Met Office forecasters have issued a severe weather alert for the North-East – with gales up to 80mph a possibility.

The Highways Agency is advising road users to plan their journeys before setting out, check weather conditions, leave extra time for their journeys if travel conditions are poor, and delay their journey if the weather becomes severe.

Traffic Management Director Simon Sheldon-Wilson said: “We are constantly monitoring the potential impact of weather on our network and are keeping a close eye on the current situation."

Winds are expected to strengthen up to 60 to 70mph across the North-East and may reach 80mph over the most exposed routes along the coast and on higher ground.

This will be strong enough to cause severe damage to trees, structural damage and a risk from flying debris, thus likely to generate disruption on parts of the network.

There is a particular high risk that high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes could be blown over and the Highways Agency, in conjunction with the Met Office, are strongly advising that these types of vehicles avoid, if possible, the following sections during the severe weather.

North East

M1 J32 (M18 interchange)
M1 J34 (Tinsley Viaduct/Rotherham)
M1 J39-J40 (Crigglestone to Dewsbury)
A628 (Woodhead Pass)
M62 J23-J25 (Huddersfield to Brighouse)
M62 J31-J32 (Normanton to Pontefract)
M62 J35a-J36 (Rawcliffe Bridge, M18 interchange to J36 Goole)
M62 J36-J37 (River Ouse / Ouse Bridge)
A1(M) J47-J49 (Between A59 Knaresborough and A168 Dishforth)
A1(M) J58-J65 (Between A1 and Washington at J65)
A66 (Between M6 J40 - A1 (Scotch Corner))
A19 (Hylton Bridge over River Wear)
A19 (Tees Viaduct)
A19 (Leven Viaduct)
A69 Humber Bridge

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11:54am Wed 12 Feb 14

studio says...

elmo33 wrote:
BROKEN BRITISH POLITICS – THE POPULATION MAKES A COUTRY – WHERE IS GOVERNMENT LOYALTY They have no empathy or sympathy never mind about Loyalty to this Country .This year our Foreign Aid Donation will be £50.8 Billion .Bailed out Banks since 2007 with Taxpayers Money to the tune of £332.4 Billion .Flood Victims – Totally Neglected ,Energy Companies Rip off ,Neglected ,Benefit Claimants and our most Vulnerable not only Neglected but kicked when they are down .Starve Councils so they Starve us ,Bedroom Tax ,Benefit Sanctions ,Workfare ,Immigrants preferential treatment if they can find them . Tragically the Deaths caused by the Draconian Atos Assessments and the treatment of our wounded Service Personal should have woken us up some years ago .By the end of 2015 1 Million police ,Hospital Staff ,Firemen and other service personal will have been cut by the Patriotic Loyal Government .The DWP have a two year backlog of seriously ill people waiting to see if they qualify to get PIP – most be will be dead by then .Scandalous . .Some people that are ignorant of facts and believe the Liar ID Smith to think the Countries downfall is Benefit Fraud .Its a drop in the Ocean to what Politicians Steal . Pensioners are the biggest drain on the Benefit System and so they should be ,worked all their lives and for what our children and their children’s uncertainty .Now they are talking about Privatising the Old Age Pension–another Profit making scheme . http://brokenbritish politics.simplesite. com
Im struggling to find how this has much to do with the story? Hope you feel a bit better after your rant though, I`m sure someone out there will agree with you on all of your points.

On a serious note, take care later today people, although i think the west will face the worst of the wind its still going to be ugly. Stay safe.
[quote][p][bold]elmo33[/bold] wrote: BROKEN BRITISH POLITICS – THE POPULATION MAKES A COUTRY – WHERE IS GOVERNMENT LOYALTY They have no empathy or sympathy never mind about Loyalty to this Country .This year our Foreign Aid Donation will be £50.8 Billion .Bailed out Banks since 2007 with Taxpayers Money to the tune of £332.4 Billion .Flood Victims – Totally Neglected ,Energy Companies Rip off ,Neglected ,Benefit Claimants and our most Vulnerable not only Neglected but kicked when they are down .Starve Councils so they Starve us ,Bedroom Tax ,Benefit Sanctions ,Workfare ,Immigrants preferential treatment if they can find them . Tragically the Deaths caused by the Draconian Atos Assessments and the treatment of our wounded Service Personal should have woken us up some years ago .By the end of 2015 1 Million police ,Hospital Staff ,Firemen and other service personal will have been cut by the Patriotic Loyal Government .The DWP have a two year backlog of seriously ill people waiting to see if they qualify to get PIP – most be will be dead by then .Scandalous . .Some people that are ignorant of facts and believe the Liar ID Smith to think the Countries downfall is Benefit Fraud .Its a drop in the Ocean to what Politicians Steal . Pensioners are the biggest drain on the Benefit System and so they should be ,worked all their lives and for what our children and their children’s uncertainty .Now they are talking about Privatising the Old Age Pension–another Profit making scheme . http://brokenbritish politics.simplesite. com[/p][/quote]Im struggling to find how this has much to do with the story? Hope you feel a bit better after your rant though, I`m sure someone out there will agree with you on all of your points. On a serious note, take care later today people, although i think the west will face the worst of the wind its still going to be ugly. Stay safe. studio
  • Score: 4

12:38pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Copley23 says...

Best wishes to all the truck drivers out there today!
Stay safe chaps and chapesses!
Best wishes to all the truck drivers out there today! Stay safe chaps and chapesses! Copley23
  • Score: 7

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