Bad weather warning for motorists

MOTORISTS on the region's roads are being advised to take extra care tomorrow morning after heavy rain and gusty winds were forecast.The Met Office is forecasting heavy rain and gusty winds reaching 50 to 60mph as the rain clears in the South East and East of England during the morning rush hour.

MOTORISTS on the region's roads are being advised to take extra care tomorrow morning after heavy rain and gusty winds were forecast.

The Met Office is forecasting heavy rain and gusty winds reaching 50 to 60mph as the rain clears in the South East and East of England during the morning rush hour.

The Highways Agency is advising drivers to use headlights and keep well back from the vehicle in front.

Anyone driving high-sided vehicles or towing caravans, and those on two wheels, should take extra care when strong winds are forecast.

Meanwhile motorcyclists may be affected by turbulence caused by large vehicles, so keep well back when they are over taking high-sided vehicles.

Drivers are also advised to take notice of signs at locations vulnerable to high winds and slow down and pull over at the next safe stopping place in severe weather.

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The Highways Agency advises drivers that the best way to stay safe on the roads during winter is to plan their journeys.

Up-to-date information on road conditions on England's motorways and trunk roads, is available on the Agency website at www.highways.gov.uk or by calling 08457 504030.

For information on weather conditions, visit the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk or listen to local radio broadcasts.

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