Monday, February 4, 2013
High winds expected to hit Devon.
Motorists are being urged to check the weather forecast and road conditions before travelling later today and tomorrow with many areas expecting very windy weather.
The Met Office has issued a weather warning, with winds gusts of 60-75mph expected to affect part of Devon tomorrow.
Drivers of high-sided vehicles, towing caravans and those on motorbikes are advised to take extra care and to avoid the A30 and A38 around Bodmin.
The Highways Agency’s emergency planning manager for the South West, Robin Herringshaw, told the Midweek Herald: “High winds can affect any section of road, especially exposed roads and high bridges. Be alert for sudden gusts of wind, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, and motorbikes plenty of space.
“We would urge road users to play their part by checking weather forecasts and traffic conditions before they set out and drive with extra care.”
The Highways Agency, which operates and maintains motorways and some major A roads in England, is working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and maintain safe roads and reliable journeys.
Highways Agency traffic officers across the country will be monitoring weather and traffic conditions around the clock and will be on hand to quickly respond to incidents.