Humber Bridge Board issues warning as strong winds continue


Humber Bridge Board issues warning as strong winds continue

The Humber Bridge Board have issued a reminder that the bridge remains shut in both directions to high-sided vehicles as strong winds continue.

A number of vehicles, including caravans and HGVs, are currently prohibited from crossing.

A spokesperson for the board said:

“Strong winds – closed to high sided and wind vulnerable vehicles

“During high winds we are, unfortunately, required to prohibit certain types of vehicles from crossing the bridge. This is purely in the interest of protecting all bridge users, staff, members of the public, and the structure itself.”

Diversions are in place.

Northbound traffic is advised to travel west on the A180 on to the M180.

At the end of this motorway, you should join the M18 north and at the end of that motorway take the M62 eastbound and then on to the A63 eastbound.

Southbound traffic should follow these instructions in reverse.

Take the A63 west, M62 west and exit at Junction 35 on to the M18 south.

Exit at Junction 5 and take the M180 eastbound and continue to the A180.

This update comes after an incident at the weekend where a high sided vehicle was blown onto its side on the bridge, despite restrictions which were in place to prevent vulnerable vehicles from crossing.

This information is accurate as of 08:30am on Tuesday the 1st of February.

Updates to follow.

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