Lorries ‘blown onto hard shoulder’ as Storm Eunice disrupts M62

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Lorries ‘blown onto hard shoulder’ as Storm Eunice disrupts M62

Lorries ‘blown onto hard shoulder’ as Storm Eunice disrupts M62
2022-02-18 17:29:00
Traffic in Goole has built up on Friday afternoon as Storm Eunice posed a “danger” to drivers. Vehicles travelling across Boothferry Bridge through to the A614 and the M62 were at a standstill as high-sided vehicles had to come off at the Howden exit before re-joining at the Boothferry bridge. Read more stories on traffic and travel here. Drivers have been unable use the Ouse Bridge to join the M62 as it has been closed to certain vehicles. National Highways Yorkshire said: “The M62 Ouse Bridge between J36 and J37 is closed to high sided and vulnerable vehicles due to strong winds.” One witness reported queues built up from around 3.15pm as the strong winds worsened. High-sided vehicles travelling between the A614 to the M62 were at a standstill from around 3.15pm (Image: Submitted) “The whole back end of lorries were shaking – it's really scary”, they said. Lorries queuing one behind another were spotted “shaking” while turning around in the middle of the road in an attempt to find a better route. A driver on the road, who was stuck behind a large lorry at around 4pm, said: “I even saw one lorry on the M62 blow onto the hard shoulder.” A police car was spotted around 3.30pm on the hard shoulder with its emergency lights on. Drivers are being advised to not travel unless necessary (Image: Submitted) Members of the public are currently being advised to not travel unless necessary. People have been urged to work from home as the Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for the area. Winds of up to 100mph have been forecast for some costal areas and snow has also been predicted for Yorkshire and the Humber. The bad news is that the winds are expected to get worse later today. From 5pm this afternoon, the strong winds could reach 60mph in Hull. To get the latest news from Hull Live, sign up for email updates here. Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now

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