Police warning to drivers as weather warning for high wind is issued

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Norfolk and Suffolk Police are warning motorists to take care on the county’s roads in high winds, which are expected this evening, Tuesday 17 November and into the early hours of tomorrow morning.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in the East of England advising that we could experience gusts of up to 70mph, which could make driving conditions difficult.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys, reduce their speed, leave greater distances between themselves and the vehicle in front, avoid driving if at all possible and be aware of the possibility of debris on the road.

High winds may also result in road closures and motorists are asked to be aware of the possibility of disruption around the time of the strongest predicted gusts between 10pm tonight and 12.30am on Wednesday 18 November.

Motorists should tune into local media channels and monitor social media for traffic news and the latest updates.

Officers are advising that drivers should call 999 if it’s an emergency, 101 if it’s a non-emergency.