Humber Bridge could ‘close completely’

Humber Bridge

Humber Bridge could ‘close completely’

The Humber Bridge Board has warned that it could enforce a complete closure on the bridge as stormy weather continues across the region.

According to a spokesperson, there is a “significant possibility” that the restriction could be put in place as early as today, but it is unclear how long it could last.

At present, the bridge is already closed to high-sided and wind vulnerable vehicles.

This means that a number of vehicles, including mopeds, caravans and HGVs, are currently prohibited from crossing.

This comes after the area’s yellow warning for wind was upgraded to an amber alert.

Weather warnings have been put in place for the remainder of the week, with the Met Office warning of “severe disruption”.

Wind speeds of up to 80mph are forecast for the area.

A spokesperson for the Humber Bridge Board said: “The safety of Humber Bridge users and our staff is always our utmost priority and when wind speeds are consistently above 80mph, we have no choice but to close the bridge completely.

“At this point, it is impossible to say whether a closure will be needed, when it might happen, and how long it would last, but there is a significant possibility that closing the bridge entirely will be likely at some point on Friday, during Storm Eunice.

“Our advice is that to avoid being caught up in any emergency closure, please avoid the Humber Bridge completely unless your journey is absolutely necessary.”

Updates to follow.