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Dartford Crossing bridge closed during high winds

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Drivers in the South East are being warned that the Dartford Crossing bridge is likely to remain closed up until the morning rush hour because of high winds.

Highways England say they will continue to monitor wind speeds closely before making any decision to reopen the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, based on the safety of road users.

While the bridge is expected to open before the morning rush hour, this could change as the wind speeds are forecast to be high until 2pm tomorrow.

The crossing will remain open with the tunnel operating in both directions when the bridge is closed.

Last night's planned maintenance works have been cancelled to allow both tunnels to be used.