The Highways Agency have issued a Severe Weather Alert for drivers in the area for Friday evening (14th February) and Saturday morning (15th February).
This comes after the Met Office weather forecast (our report here) of more bad weather over the next few days.
Highways Agency Warning
Road users in the South West and South East of England are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel on the evening of Friday 14th and morning of Saturday 15th February, as strong winds are forecast in these regions. As a result of these strong winds, the Highways Agency has issued a Severe Weather Alert for drivers of high-sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and other vulnerable vehicles, who are advised to take extra care when travelling due to the increased risk of being blown-over.
The Highways Agency, which is responsible for motorways and other major roads in England, is working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions while maintaining safe roads and reliable journeys.
Road users are advised to plan ahead for their journey before they set out, checking the forecast, the road conditions and to leave extra time if travel conditions are poor or to delay their journey if the weather becomes severe.
Up-to-date information about road conditions on England’s motorways and trunk roads is available on the Highways Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or by calling 0300 123 5000. For information on weather conditions, visit the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk or listen to local radio.