Speed limit lifted on Orwell Bridge after high winds

Cancer patient Olle Nash has arrived home after sailing around Britain on Renegade. Picture: Sarah

A 40mph speed limit is in place on the Orwell Bridge - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

There was a 40mph speed limit in place on the Orwell Bridge outside Ipswich earlier amid strong winds and heavy rain.

Highways England had warned on Monday of a potential limit being introduced on Tuesday morning as weather forecasters predicted poor conditions.

The speed limit was due to be in place between 3am and 7am, but was lifted at around 8.30am.

A 40mph restriction was also enforced on Saturday after a yellow weather warning for rain was issued for Suffolk.

Previously, the Orwell Bridge has had to close to all traffic to protect high-sided vehicles from gusts as they travel over the bridge.