M62 traffic latest: M62 CLOSED to ‘vulnerable’ vehicles at Ouse Bridge due to winds

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The unite in XX has been closed in both directions has been closed to “high sided and unprotected vehicles”, such as caravans and motorcyclists, between junctions 36 and 37.

There are deviations in place and motorists are being advised to add more time to their wend ones ways.

Highways England tweeted: “#M62 J36 #Goole to J37 #Howden for the #OuseBridge is currently tight-fisted in both directions for high sided vehicles due to the strong winds.

“We be enduring diversion routes in place so please make plenty of time for your progresses.

There is also a planned closure on the M62 in both directions between points 26 and 27 from 8pm tonight until 6am on Monday.

Highways England has also tweeted the Humber Link is also closed to “high-sided vehicles” due to the high winds.

The body a postcarded: “#HumberBridge is currently closed to high sided vehicles due to the tenacious winds.

“Please find alternative routes if travelling towards that neighbourhood.”

The Ouse Bridge is a reinforced concrete plate girder bridge that links the River Ouse between Goole and Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

It proceeds the M62 and is situated between junctions 36 and 37.

Building work on the £80million go began in 1973 before it was opened to traffic three years later in 1976.

The Met place issued strong wind warnings with Storm Atiyah inauspicious to batter the UK today and on Monday with severe gales.

Winds were probable to hit 70mph in western and southern coastal counties, while further inland blows were set to reach as high as 60mph.

The Met Office has warned residents to secure “any debauched items” left outdoors before the storm arrives.

Netweather’s Paul Michaelwhite prognosticated: “Sunday will see blustery and at times wintry showers from the off across the north and west of the native land.

“Further south and east, once the early rain clears it’ll be a keen picture initially, but some of those showers will filter help of during the day.

“It’ll not take long for the winds to pick up as Atiyah arrives either.

“Initially, it’ll be western and southern Ireland notice the strongest gusts, potentially more than 80mph.

“Western and southern coastal counties of England and Wales longing soon get in on the act though, with gusts likely to peak at 60-70mph here, and up to 60mph inland.

“Warnings play a joke on been issued by both Met Eireann and the UK Met Office for strong winds, with the gamble of disruption both on land and sea.”

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