No plans to shut Orwell Bridge as Storm Brian winds set to hit Suffolk at lunchtime

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  1. newsbot

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    No plans to shut Orwell Bridge as Storm Brian winds set to hit Suffolk at lunchtime
    There are currently no plans to close the Orwell Bridge despite a forecast of high winds, Highways England bosses have said.

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  3. dan5

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    They will never learn. The last time the bridge was closed due to high winds (and the time before that actually) it was chaos. Poor communication and poor planning. The article is correct - they haven't scheduled a closure - but that is telling people the bridge won't be shut today.

    Closing the bridge at a moments notice is just going to confuse people, and people will get caught up in it. It is quite windy where I am so if the winds increase it is probable the bridge will shut as it is much more windier up there than on the ground.

    Maybe we need "air raid" early warning sirens across town so we know if the bridge is shut? :D
     

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