Warnings over port closure

TRUCKERS visiting Britain's biggest port were today warned there could still be further disruption with high winds expected to cause closures during the day.

TRUCKERS visiting Britain's biggest port were today warned there could still be further disruption with high winds expected to cause closures during the day.

The Port of Felixstowe has been closed on and off for the past 24 hours - with crane drivers and other quayside workers working between the bouts of high winds.

Any gusts over 35 mph cause the high-rise cranes to shut down.

There were tailbacks on the A14 for a short-time again last night as the winds picked up, but by breakfast time today the port was open again and the back-log had been cleared with traffic moving freely.

Drivers are warned there could be problems during the peak times for lorries arriving between 1pm and 7pm.

A port spokeswoman said the port was liaising closely with the Met Office over the weather conditions and was opening whenever it was safe to work.