Humber Bridge enforces partial closure as Storm Eunice batters the UK

Humber Bridge

Humber Bridge enforces partial closure as Storm Eunice batters the UK

The Humber Bridge Board has issued an update amid speculation that the bridge may be forced to shut completely due to Storm Eunice.

Last night, The Humber Bridge Board stated that the bridge could “close completely” today as severe weather conditions continue.

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.”

Now, a spokesperson has confirmed the footways have now been closed in both directions.

The bridge is already closed to high-sided and wind vulnerable vehicles, including mopeds, caravans and HGVs.

The bridge remains open to all other vehicles at this time, but there is a “significant possibility” that it will close to all traffic at some point today.

Updates to follow.