Wirral warned to expect travel disruption as two days of fog weather warnings issued

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Fog at the Wallasey tunnel approach

Wirral has been warned to expect travel disruption as two days of fog weather warnings issued.

Fog is expected from 8pm Thursday night until 12pm on Friday.

Slower journey times with delays to bus and train services are possible and there is a chance of delays or cancellations to flights.

The Met Office say: “Fog and freezing fog patches are expected to develop quite widely on Thursday night, with some of these becoming dense in places with very poor visibility.

“This is most likely to affect parts of central England and east Wales, but other areas are also at risk.

“Fog is likely to be slow to clear during Friday and may last through the day in some places which may lead to some travel disruption.”

Advice for road users when travelling in fog

  • Avoid travel if possible
  • Drive very slowly with dipped headlights, full-beam lights reflect off the fog causing a ‘white wall’ effect
  • Keep an eye on your speed, fog can give the illusion of moving in slow motion
  • Use fog lights, but remember to turn them off when the visibility improves
  • Don’t hang on the tail lights of the car in front, rear lights can give a false sense of security
  • Watch out for freezing fog which is made of water droplets that freeze on contact with objects such as the pavement, road, car, etc. It can quickly form a layer of ice.

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