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High winds close Dartford Crossing bridge

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The QEII bridge at the Dartford Crossing is currently closed due to high winds.

Traffic is being diverted through the Dartford Tunnel as gusts of up to 70mph are expected in the area along with heavy rain and surface water.

The bridge carries traffic across the river Thames.

An amber alert for gales has been issued by the Met Office across the South East until 6pm today.

Highways England are warning of particular risk to motorbikes, caravans and high-sided vehicles.

It is expected that the bridge will not reopen until 6pm later today.

Travel disruption as Storm Doris hits

Storm Doris has caused travel disruption this morning as 60mph winds hit the South.

Some flights in and out of Heathrow Airport have been cancelled due to the strong gusts.

A 50mph speed limit is currently in place across the rail network leading to delays for some passengers.

Advice is to check before travelling today.



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