Truckers warned of windy weather

TRUCKERS were being warned today that Operation Stack may have to be put in place tomorrow.Weather forecasters are predicting a wet and windy day across Suffolk with gusts up to 50 or 60mph.

Richard Cornwell

TRUCKERS were being warned today that Operation Stack may have to be put in place tomorrow.

Weather forecasters are predicting a wet and windy day across Suffolk with gusts up to 50 or 60mph.

Officials at Britain's biggest container port at Felixstowe say if that is the case the port will have to close - possibly for much of the day - for safety reasons.


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That will mean Operation Stack - or Operation Stuck as it has been labelled because of the gridlock it caused earlier this month - will be brought into action.

Lorry drivers are being urged to stay away from the port, keep in touch with their firms who will be updated regularly by email on the open or shut situation, but if they do have to visit Felixstowe they should queue in the right hand lane approaching the dock spur roundabout to alleviate congestion and be ready to park-up on the A14 Port of Felixstowe Road.

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About 250 lorries will be parked on the port, yards have some 1,000 spaces for their own trucks, and others will then queue on the dual carriageway until the port re-opens.

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