Highways England have warned road users of difficult driving conditions during Thursday’s storm Doris.
The worst of the winds are expected on Thursday morning and into the afternoon, when the region could see gusts of up to 80mph.
Highways England have asked drivers to check the weather forecast and road conditions before they travel as strong winds are forecast.
As a result of these strong winds, Highways England has issued a Severe Weather Alert for high-sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and other vulnerable vehicles.
Drivers are advised to take extra care when travelling due to the increased risk of vehicles being blown over.
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Highways England have said: “Drivers are advised to plan ahead for their journey before they set out, checking the forecast, road conditions and to leave extra time if travel conditions are poor or to delay their journey if the weather becomes severe”.
The Met Office has said: “Heavy rain and storm force winds could cause interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris”.