Dartford Crossing closed as Storm Doris causes chaos
The Dartford Crossing has been shut, along with other major bridges, while flights have been grounded and rail speeds restricted.
Buffer lanes and speed restrictions were introduced on the QEII Bridge this morning but as wind speeds picked up the Highways Agency announced the road would be shut altogether.
High-sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and bicycles have been advised against travel on some roads.
The Dartford River Crossing is closed over Storm Doris wind gusts
Massive gusts of up to 87mph were recorded in the UK this morning.
During the QEII Bridge closure traffic will be diverted via the East Tunnel and West Tunnels.
Height restrictions will be in place for all southbound vehicles.
Other roads in the UK have been closed as cars skid off the road and cause chaod for drivers – including the M80 in Scotland.
The Orwell Bridge near Ipswich will be closed this morning in anticipation of high winds while some are being warned not to take to the roads.
Chaos on the M80 as cars skid off the road
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The Severn Bridge between England and Wales and the Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales are also closed.
Roads and bridges will be re-opened when it is safe to do so, the Highways Agency said.