More weather warnings issued for the weekend

10:38 14 February 2014

Residents are being urged to take extra care.

Residents are being urged to take extra care.

Archant

Drivers are urged to travel with caution.

The Highways Agency is urging road users in the south of England to take care as heavy rain and strong winds are forecast today and into Saturday.

Met Office forecasters have issued a severe weather alert for gales for the south west and the south east – with 70mph gusts predicted.

Road users are advised to plan their journeys before setting out, check weather conditions, leave extra time for their journeys if travel conditions are poor, and delay their journey if the weather becomes severe.

The Met Office is also forecasting more rain across the network, with another 15 to 25 millimetres of rainfall expected.

The already saturated south of England may experience up to 40mm locally, bringing further flooding issues to the prone areas.

There is also a strong risk that high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes could be blown over.

The Highways Agency and Met Office are strongly advising that these types of vehicles avoid, if possible, the following sections in the South West during the severe weather.

• A30/A38 (Bodmin)

• M4, J22-J23 (Severn Crossing)

• M48, J1-J2 (Severn Crossing)

• M5, J13-J15 (Stroud to M4)

• M5, J18-J19 (Avonmouth Bridge)

• M5, J20-J23 (Clevedon to Bridgwater)

• A35, (Long Bredy duals)

Traffic Management Director Simon Sheldon-Wilson said: “We are constantly monitoring the potential impact of severe weather on our network and are working closely with the Met Office to ensure we have the most up-to-date information to be able to inform drivers.

“We have got extra traffic officers working across the network to deal with any incidents.”

More advice is available on the Highways Agency website.

0 comments

Other News Stories

15:04
Exeter Magistrates Court

An Exmouth bus driver has been disqualified from driving after causing a collision.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:47
Exmouth TSB staff Louise Grant and Ben Pollard with Branch Manager Derek Sowden are pictured presenting a cheque that will total £540 to Richard Cousins and John Arnold from Hospiscare. Ref exe 2551-50-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Staff at an Exmouth bank have got on their bike for Hospiscare - to round off a successful year of charity fundraising.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:51
Exeter Magistrates Court

An Exmouth couple could be disqualified from keeping dogs after they breached a control order.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:05
The seafront Premier Inn is taking shape. Ref exe 8371-42-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

The new Premier Inn on Exmouth seafront has started recruiting staff to fill 23 positions, now a manager and assistant manager have been recruited.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Photo Orders
Competitions
Subscriptions
Facebook
Family notices
Exmouth Journal E-edition

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition
Exmouth�s trusted business finder