Motorway drivers warned about high winds

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MOTORISTS are being warned to take care while driving along the M62 between Pontefract and Castleford in high winds.

The Highways Agency has issued an “amber alert” for high-sided vehicles, caravans and motorbikes because there is an increased risk of them blowing over in the bad weather.

The organisation is working with the Met Office to monitor conditions during the day.

Other areas likely to be affected by gusts include:

M1 J32 M18 interchange

M1 J34 Tinsley Viaduct/Rotherham

M1 J39-J40 Crigglestone to Dewsbury

A628 Woodhead Pass

M62 J23-J25 Huddersfield to Brighouse

M62 J31-J32 Castleford to Pontefract

M62 J35a-J36 Rawcliffe Bridge, M18 interchange to J36 Goole

M62 J36-J37 River Ouse / Ouse Bridge

A1(M) J47-J49 Between A59 Knaresborough and A168 Dishforth

A1(M) J58-J65 Between A1 and Washington at J65

A19 Hylton Bridge over River Wear

A19 Tees Viaduct

A19 Leven Viaduct

Humber Bridge

Keep checking www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk for more information.