Updated: 30mph speed restriction on QEII bridge at Dartford crossing

Southend Standard: Updated: 30mph speed restriction on QEII bridge at Dartford crossing as Highways Agency announce it will close completely at 9pm tonight Updated: 30mph speed restriction on QEII bridge at Dartford crossing as Highways Agency announce it will close completely at 9pm tonight

DRIVERS are facing 30mph speed limits on the QEII Bridge as strong winds hit the region once again.

Gusts of up to 70mph are expected tonight and the bridge will be closed altogether at 9pm.

Highways Agency is saying the bridge will not reopen until mid-afternoon on Saturday. 

In a statement, the Highways Agency says it will continue to monitor wind speeds closely and will reopen the bridges as soon as it is safe to do so.

Southbound traffic at the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing will be diverted to use the east bore of the Dartford Tunnel and northbound traffic to use the west bore. As a consequence, drivers of overheight vehicles (over 15ft 9 / 4.8 metres) are advised that they will be unable to use the east bore, which will be closed in advance of the QEII bridge.

Drivers travelling between the Isle of Sheppey and the mainland are being diverted via the original crossing, the Kingsferry lifting bridge.

Road users are advised to expect delays at both crossings.

The bridge was closed on Wednesday because of the weather, with reports of a 10 mile tailback on the M25.

Drivers are asked to consider travelling earlier or not at all.

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2:54pm Fri 14 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

With the impending climate changes it may be prudent not to consider a new bridge, but concentrate on tunnels
With the impending climate changes it may be prudent not to consider a new bridge, but concentrate on tunnels You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat

3:22pm Fri 14 Feb 14

cynic all says...

Headless chickens
Headless chickens cynic all

5:24pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

At 4.30, heavy traffic was being reported in the area.
What just hanging around? On approach or slip roads, A13
At 4.30, heavy traffic was being reported in the area. What just hanging around? On approach or slip roads, A13 Living the La Vida Legra

6:18pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Mick P says...

So glad I'm in Tenerife lol
So glad I'm in Tenerife lol Mick P

10:24pm Fri 14 Feb 14

L LeBreton says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
With the impending climate changes it may be prudent not to consider a new bridge, but concentrate on tunnels
Climate change? Do me a favour. It's freak weather conditions.

You can't blame everything on climate change. Too simplistic.

Only simpletons believe the twaddle bandied by mad scientists and their politician pals.
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: With the impending climate changes it may be prudent not to consider a new bridge, but concentrate on tunnels[/p][/quote]Climate change? Do me a favour. It's freak weather conditions. You can't blame everything on climate change. Too simplistic. Only simpletons believe the twaddle bandied by mad scientists and their politician pals. L LeBreton

10:43pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Mattster says...

L LeBreton wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat wrote: With the impending climate changes it may be prudent not to consider a new bridge, but concentrate on tunnels
Climate change? Do me a favour. It's freak weather conditions. You can't blame everything on climate change. Too simplistic. Only simpletons believe the twaddle bandied by mad scientists and their politician pals.
Only an idiot would look at the evidence for climate change and come to the conclusion that there is no human causation involved.
[quote][p][bold]L LeBreton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: With the impending climate changes it may be prudent not to consider a new bridge, but concentrate on tunnels[/p][/quote]Climate change? Do me a favour. It's freak weather conditions. You can't blame everything on climate change. Too simplistic. Only simpletons believe the twaddle bandied by mad scientists and their politician pals.[/p][/quote]Only an idiot would look at the evidence for climate change and come to the conclusion that there is no human causation involved. Mattster

6:53pm Sat 15 Feb 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

L LeBreton wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn

owingthat
wrote:
With the impending climate changes it may be prudent not to consider a new bridge, but concentrate on tunnels
Climate change? Do me a favour. It's freak weather conditions.

You can't blame everything on climate change. Too simplistic.

Only simpletons believe the twaddle bandied by mad scientists and their politician pals.
F#ck off back to France, with your simplistic opinions then
[quote][p][bold]L LeBreton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: With the impending climate changes it may be prudent not to consider a new bridge, but concentrate on tunnels[/p][/quote]Climate change? Do me a favour. It's freak weather conditions. You can't blame everything on climate change. Too simplistic. Only simpletons believe the twaddle bandied by mad scientists and their politician pals.[/p][/quote]F#ck off back to France, with your simplistic opinions then You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat

8:24am Sun 16 Feb 14

ebagumtrebor says...

People can blame climate change all they want. If it's really caused by human consumption, what are they going to do about it. Will they continue to tell us to turn our tv's off at night and use low energy light bulbs. That's a real game changer isn't it.

The fact of the matter is, the largest polluters and the largest environmental vandals are the developing economies and they will continue to be in the future because the climate change believers are also the ones calling for an end to poverty in developing economies and the only way to achieve that is through economic growth.

This is the dichotomy for the climate change believers. they want everyone in the west to be taxed to death on fuels so that the money can go to developing econiomies to help them end poverty. If we don't do this then we are imperialists and colonialists. Forget the fact that huge sums of money has been spent by the imperialists in developing cleaner energy sources.

The climate change believers want an end to poverty and they want the developed world to pay for it.

If the world were really going to experince global chatastrophy becasue of energy consumption, I'm sure even the most evil governments in thedeveloped economies would do a little bit more than build a few wind farms and tell us to turn our lights off. They could bankrupt the middle east by calling for a ban on all oil consumption for a start.
People can blame climate change all they want. If it's really caused by human consumption, what are they going to do about it. Will they continue to tell us to turn our tv's off at night and use low energy light bulbs. That's a real game changer isn't it. The fact of the matter is, the largest polluters and the largest environmental vandals are the developing economies and they will continue to be in the future because the climate change believers are also the ones calling for an end to poverty in developing economies and the only way to achieve that is through economic growth. This is the dichotomy for the climate change believers. they want everyone in the west to be taxed to death on fuels so that the money can go to developing econiomies to help them end poverty. If we don't do this then we are imperialists and colonialists. Forget the fact that huge sums of money has been spent by the imperialists in developing cleaner energy sources. The climate change believers want an end to poverty and they want the developed world to pay for it. If the world were really going to experince global chatastrophy becasue of energy consumption, I'm sure even the most evil governments in thedeveloped economies would do a little bit more than build a few wind farms and tell us to turn our lights off. They could bankrupt the middle east by calling for a ban on all oil consumption for a start. ebagumtrebor

10:21am Sun 16 Feb 14

skinthegoat says...

ebagumtrebor wrote:
People can blame climate change all they want. If it's really caused by human consumption, what are they going to do about it. Will they continue to tell us to turn our tv's off at night and use low energy light bulbs. That's a real game changer isn't it.

The fact of the matter is, the largest polluters and the largest environmental vandals are the developing economies and they will continue to be in the future because the climate change believers are also the ones calling for an end to poverty in developing economies and the only way to achieve that is through economic growth.

This is the dichotomy for the climate change believers. they want everyone in the west to be taxed to death on fuels so that the money can go to developing econiomies to help them end poverty. If we don't do this then we are imperialists and colonialists. Forget the fact that huge sums of money has been spent by the imperialists in developing cleaner energy sources.

The climate change believers want an end to poverty and they want the developed world to pay for it.

If the world were really going to experince global chatastrophy becasue of energy consumption, I'm sure even the most evil governments in thedeveloped economies would do a little bit more than build a few wind farms and tell us to turn our lights off. They could bankrupt the middle east by calling for a ban on all oil consumption for a start.
This all fits in very nicely with UN Agenda 21, well worth reading up on.
This country(probably along with the whole of the EUSSR) is a signatory.
The ultimate intention is to bring all economies and peoples down to one common denominator....apart from the 1% elite, of course. Finally the minor matter of reducing the world population to 30 billion...
[quote][p][bold]ebagumtrebor[/bold] wrote: People can blame climate change all they want. If it's really caused by human consumption, what are they going to do about it. Will they continue to tell us to turn our tv's off at night and use low energy light bulbs. That's a real game changer isn't it. The fact of the matter is, the largest polluters and the largest environmental vandals are the developing economies and they will continue to be in the future because the climate change believers are also the ones calling for an end to poverty in developing economies and the only way to achieve that is through economic growth. This is the dichotomy for the climate change believers. they want everyone in the west to be taxed to death on fuels so that the money can go to developing econiomies to help them end poverty. If we don't do this then we are imperialists and colonialists. Forget the fact that huge sums of money has been spent by the imperialists in developing cleaner energy sources. The climate change believers want an end to poverty and they want the developed world to pay for it. If the world were really going to experince global chatastrophy becasue of energy consumption, I'm sure even the most evil governments in thedeveloped economies would do a little bit more than build a few wind farms and tell us to turn our lights off. They could bankrupt the middle east by calling for a ban on all oil consumption for a start.[/p][/quote]This all fits in very nicely with UN Agenda 21, well worth reading up on. This country(probably along with the whole of the EUSSR) is a signatory. The ultimate intention is to bring all economies and peoples down to one common denominator....apart from the 1% elite, of course. Finally the minor matter of reducing the world population to 30 billion... skinthegoat

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