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Dartford Crossing closed as high winds hit Kent – live updates

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Original article from Kent Live

The QEII bridge is to fully close shortly as strong winds cause major disruption on Kent's roads.

The closure of the bridge at the Dartford Crossing means traffic will enter Kent via the northbound tunnel instead this afternoon.

Long delays are expected on both sides of the M25 as traffic merges in to just two lanes.

It comes after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind, which will remain in place until 9pm on Friday (May 21).

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It also comes as the first weekend since since coronavirus restrictions eased gives us wider freedoms to travel.

The 'stay at home' message is no longer in place with social contact restrictions lifted slightly.

It could be a busy day on Kent's roads but treacherous conditions could make it tricky for drivers.

Follow our live blog as we bring you live updates on the delays on the M25.

Henry Collier

Full story as strong winds close QEII Bridge

There are long delays at the Dartford Crossing this afternoon as strong winds hit Kent and Essex.

The crossing is due to close shortly with traffic being being held on both sides.

Traffic heading in to Kent will enter via the northbound Eastbore tunnel.

Henry Collier

Traffic queuing in Kent as tunnel is closed

With the Dartford Crossing due to close, traffic is being held on the anticlockwise section of the M25.

The northbound tunnel will be used by traffic heading in to Kent.

The southbound tunnel will be used by the traffic heading in to Essex and towards the M1.

Henry Collier

Highways England confirm full closure of Dartford Crossing

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