Storm Imogen to bring 70mph gusts to Sussex

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Storm Imogen is set to hit Sussex tomorrow (Monday February 8) with gale force winds expected across the region.

The Met Office has upgraded a yellow weather warning to amber ahead of the gales, with the warning in place between 3am and 6pm.

And Highways England has warned drivers to be alert on motorways and major roads with gusts expected to reach 70mph.

Gary Webb from Highways England said: “We are working closely with the Met Office to monitor weather conditions and would encourage drivers, especially those driving high sided vehicles, motorcycles or considering a trip with a caravan, to consider driving conditions before setting off as they could be difficult.

“If you do have to make a journey by road be prepared, plan your journey in advance and check the latest weather conditions along your route.

“Be aware of sudden gusts of wind, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, and motorbikes plenty of space.

“In the event of persistent high winds we may need to close bridges to traffic for a period, so please be alert for warnings of closures and follow signed diversion routes.”

Road users are being advised to follow messages on overhead signs and listen to radio updates.

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