Storm update: Orwell and Breydon bridges closed in preparation for high storm winds later tonight

Monday, December 23, 2013
11:11 PM

The Orwell Bridge has been shut because of the high winds.

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The Highways Agency announced earlier tonight they were expecting to close the bridge at around 10pm or just before.

That has now happened and diversions are in place for motorists wanting to cross the River Orwell.

Winds of about 65-70mph are expected this evening and the high-sided vehicles had already been prohibited from using the bridge at 4.30 this afternoon as wind speeds picked up.

The Breydon Bridge which carries the A12 over the River Yare to Great Yarmouth has also been closed.

Both routes have signed diversions in place to help drivers bypass the affected roads.

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  • I drove over that bridge in an 18 tonne curtain sider today at 1300hrs. You get used to feeling a lorry lean over a bit in the wind but when it leans over and you then feel one side start to lift a bit that's scary. must of looked bad as 2 cars overtaking me braked and kept well back.

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    Monday, December 23, 2013

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