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Orwell Bridge reopens after Storm Brendan winds force closure – but could close today

PUBLISHED: 09:41 14 January 2020 | UPDATED: 09:41 14 January 2020

The Orwell Bridge reopened overnight after Storm Brendan winds caused its closure  Picture: ARCHANT

The Orwell Bridge reopened overnight after Storm Brendan winds caused its closure Picture: ARCHANT

The Orwell Bridge has reopened after high windspeeds saw the bridge closed for safety reasons.

Highways England closed the bridge at 7pm Monday, January 13, after winds were predicted to exceed their 50mph safety limit.

Closures typically cause chaos throughout Ipswich, with heavy goods vehicles regularly diverting through the town.

MORE: Anger as bridge closes while report into windspeeds is delayed

Highways England has warned however the bridge could close again today (Tuesday, January 14), with more heavy winds forecast in the afternoon.

Stay with the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times for information regarding any Orwell Bridge closure.


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