NO current plans to close Orwell Bridge, says Highways England

The Orwell Bridge closed for more than five hours on Thursday November 29 Picture: ARCHANT

The Orwell Bridge closed for more than five hours on Thursday November 29 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Highways chiefs have said there are no plans to close the Orwell Bridge currently despite some brisk winds in the region.

Waves hit Cawsand, Cornwall as Storm Callum arrives to the UK Picture: PRESS ASSOCIATION

Waves hit Cawsand, Cornwall as Storm Callum arrives to the UK Picture: PRESS ASSOCIATION - Credit: PA

Storm Callum has battered Wales and western England today and winds of more than 70mph alongside torrential rain left many households without power and dozens of flights grounded.

East Anglia has largely escaped the severe weather conditions, with many places in Suffolk and north Essex enjoying a dry, mild and bright day.

But moderate to strong winds have left some people wondering about a possible closure to the Orwell Bridge.

Highways England said wind speeds are constantly monitored.

A spokesman for Highways England said on Twitter: “No plans to close at present as wind speeds are forecast to remain within the parameters to keep it open.

“These are constantly monitored with equipment on the bridge itself, and also Met Office information, we will update this feed should that change.”

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