High winds and disruption expected on Forth Road Bridge

Forth Road Bridge users are being warned to prepare for disruption early tomorrow (Thursday, October 22) morning due to very strong winds – with the bridge possibly only open to cars during the morning peak period.
Public transport may be affected, with winds forecast in excess of the level at which buses would be permitted to cross.
Hauliers are advised to plan an alternative route.
Car drivers are advised to check the weather forecast and adjust their travel plans as required.
The bridge is also expected to be closed to cyclists and pedestrians for most of the morning.
Angus Bruce, bridges manager with Forth Bridges operating company Amey, said: “Our site-specific weather forecast for the Forth Road Bridge is indicating very strong winds on Thursday morning that may close the bridge to all vehicles except cars.
“The forecast then shows winds gradually decreasing over the course of the morning.
“We don’t expect the bridge to close to cars, but we would still advise all bridge users to keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly.”
Bridge users are advised to follow the Forth Road Bridge on Twitter and to check the bridge website before travel.
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