The Severn Bridge is a popular road used by thousands of motorists daily and links England and Wales. However, due to safety concerns, the bridge has been closed in both directions.
It has closed regualarly over the course of the last year, with a number of scheduled closures to allow builders to work on the structure. However, the recent bad weather has resulted in yet another closure of The Severn Bridge. It was first closed on Tuesday, November 1.
The road has been closed due to safety concerns as a result of strong winds sweeping the structure. This comes following a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office that affects the west of England and parts of north and south Wales. The warning is in place on Wednesday, November 2 from 7am to 9pm.
Drivers who are planning their journeys will still be able to use the Prince of Wales Bridge. However, you are still advised to check the status of both before heading out.
By law, the Severn Bridge is forced to close if it experiences wind speeds in excess of 46mph. While the Prince of Wales Bridge, which has barriers to reduce the effects of strong winds, will have an enforced closure if it experiences winds as strong as 80mph. Here is everything you need to know and whether or not The Severn Bridge is currently open.
Is the Severn Bridge open today and what is the situation?
Due to the safety concerns as a result of strong winds, The Severn Bridge is closed as of Wednesday, November 2 2022. For more information, please visit the National Highways website.