Monday, 28 October 2013

UK weather: Live updates as ferocious St Jude storm lashes Britain -

Three of Britain's key river crossings are expected to close this morning as the country braces itself for the St Jude storm.

The two main bridges over the River Severn and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge - which carries part of the M25 - are used by thousands of motorists each day.

They are due to close because of expected high winds.

The Highways Agency has warned that both Severn crossings, the M48 and M4, will be closed in both directions for several hours.

Road users in the South East meanwhile have be told that the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, which forms part of the Dartford River Crossing between Essex and Kent, is expected to close in the very early hours of this morning.

The tunnel crossings are expected to remain open however.

The QEII bridge is expected to close some time between midnight and 3am.

Thousands of motorists use the three bridges each day, so rush hour tailbacks are likely.

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