Thousands inconvenienced by drivers not adhering to directives

PC Barry Gardner
PC Barry Gardner

Thousands of motorists were inconvenienced by drivers not adhering to directives during yesterday’ severe weather - which led to the closure of the Humber and Ouse bridges.

Humberside Police’s roads policing casualty reduction officer Barry Gardner (pictured) said: “The closures of both the Ouse and the Humber Bridges were caused by drivers not adhering to directives to not drive high-sided vehicles on the bridges.

“Hundreds, if not thousands, of drivers on the A15, A63, M62 and A614 have been inconvenienced today by people not following instructions on the bridges.

“The incidents resulted in significant delays on two of the major routes in our region and officers worked alongside colleagues from the Highways Agency in order to clear the incidents as quickly and safely as possible, while working in very challenging conditions.

“I cannot stress enough the need to adhere to instructions not to take high-sided vehicles onto these exposed roads.

The Humber Bridge was closed completely from 1.50pm to 4.15pm. The Humber Bridge remains closed to high-sided vehicles.

The Ouse Bridge remains closed westbound until 8pm, according to the Highways Agency.