Road users in all Regions of England are being advised to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel later this evening, Tuesday 12 September, as strong winds are forecast in the Midlands, North, East and South of England.
As a result of the strong winds Highways England has issued a Severe Weather Alert for users of high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes who are advised to take extra care when travelling due to the increased risk of these vehicles being blown over.
Highways England, which is responsible for motorways and other major roads in England, is working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and maintain safe roads and reliable journeys.
Drivers are advised to plan for their journey before they set out, checking the forecast and road conditions and to leave extra time if travel conditions are poor and delaying their journey if the weather becomes severe.
Up-to-date information on road conditions on England’s motorways and trunk roads is available on the Traffic England website at www.trafficengland.co.uk, by calling 0300 123 5000 or following the @HighwaysEngland Twitter feed.
For information on weather conditions, visit the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk or listen to local radio.