Motorists using the Forth Road Bridge are being warned of high winds

Motorists using the Forth Road Bridge face disruption tomorrow morning due to high winds
Motorists using the Forth Road Bridge face disruption tomorrow morning due to high winds

Motorists using the Forth Road Bridge are being warned to be prepared for disruption early tomorrow morning (Thursday) due to very strong winds.

During the peak morning period, the bridge will possibly be open to cars only.

Public transport may be affected with winds forecast in excess of the level at which buses would be permitted to cross.

Hauliers are advised to plan an alternative route. Car drivers are advised to check the weather forecast and adjust their travel plans as required.

The bridge is also expected to be closed to cyclists and pedestrians for most of the morning.

Angus Bruce, bridges manager with Forth Bridges Operating Company Amey, said: “Our site-specific weather forecast for the Forth Road Bridge is indicating very strong winds on Thursday morning that may close the bridge to all vehicles except cars.

“The forecast then shows winds gradually decreasing over the course of the morning.

“We don’t expect the bridge to close to cars, but we would still advise all bridge users to keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly.”

Bridge users are advised to follow @forthroadbridge on Twitter and to check the bridge website www.forthroadbridge.org before travel. For information on the wider network follow @trafficscotland or visit www.trafficscotland.org