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Four dead and tens of thousands without power as Met Office issues more wind warnings TODAY


Can you drive in a red weather warning?

Winds in excess of 90mph were forecast due to Storm Eunice today which could make driving potentially dangerous.

There are no rules prohibiting driving where there is a red weather warning, although people are advised to be particularly careful if they choose to do so.

National Highways Road Safety Officer Jeremy Phillips said: “We encourage drivers to check the latest weather and travel conditions before setting off on their journey and to determine if their journey is necessary and may be delayed until that conditions improve.

“If you intend to travel, plan your trip and be very careful, leaving more time for your trip.

“In strong winds, trucks, caravans and motorbikes present a particular risk, so we advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down.

“Drivers of other vehicles should be aware of sudden gusts of wind which can affect handling and braking, and give plenty of room for tall vehicles, caravans and motorcycles.

“In the event of persistent high winds, we may have to close the bridges to traffic for a period of time, so please pay attention to closure warnings and follow signed detour routes.”



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