Humber Bridge update
9 February 2020
1400 hours Sunday 9 February
The Humber Bridge has now re-opened to CARS only.
However, it is still CLOSED to high sided vehicles. These restrictions are likely to remain into Monday 10 and possibly Tuesday 11 February.
Please follow @HumBridgeNews on Twitter or listen to local radio for updates and leave extra time for your journey.
1500 hours Friday 7 February
Hurricane winds this weekend could close the Humber Bridge to all users for just the second time in its history.
Storm Ciara is expected to hit the UK from Saturday, with winds of up to 80mph forecast.
As the storm hits and the wind increases, the Humber Bridge is likely to be closed to high-sided and vulnerable vehicles over the weekend.
The strong winds mean it is likely the bridge will also close the footways.
Andrew Arundel, Head of Engineering and Infrastructure at the Humber Bridge, said the Humber Bridge Board’s number one priority is for the safety of bridge-users and that any decision to close will not be taken lightly:
"If the extremely high winds, such as those predicted, do hit the region this weekend, we will have no choice but to close the bridge entirely. This is the only way of safeguarding everyone and ensuring there are no accidents due to the severe weather.
“We understand this is an inconvenience to people, particularly those planning to travel over the weekend, but when winds reach these levels, we have no choice. Hopefully, the storm will pass fairly quickly and we’ll look to resume business as usual at the earliest opportunity.”
Motorists are advised to check the Humber Bridge website, @humbridgenews on Twitter and @humberbridgeofficial on Facebook for updates. Local radio will also give updates of the restrictions in place.