THE QE II bridge will be closed overnight tomorrow due to repair works.

Drivers have been advised the main route into Kent from Essex will be shut off between 8pm on Saturday night and 10am Sunday.

Motorists will be directed to the east bore of the Dartford Tunnel to get into Kent.

The works are part of a scheme to replace expansion joints on the bridge.

The closure was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 3, however as work is progressing ahead of schedule, the closure has been brought forward.