Weather warning to drivers

Published: 21/02/2014

Drivers are being urged to pay attention to all weather warnings in an attempt to reduce the number of road traffic accidents caused by the current spell of bad weather.

Large parts of the country continue to be battered by the torrential weather. Heavy rain and hurricane-force winds are forecast for the remainder of the week and make driving particularly dangerous. Plummeting temperatures are also making wet roads even more slippery.

The Highways Agency is most concerned with drivers of high-sided vehicles, motorbikes and caravans and has issued this warning:

“Road users driving high-sided vehicles, riding motorbikes or towing caravans are being urged to check traffic and weather conditions before setting out on journeys and to heed any advice, such as speed restrictions once they are on other parts of the strategic road network.

“The public should be aware of the risk of disruption from strong wind, which may cause some damage, with disruption due to fallen trees and debris.”

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