Motorists warned of gale force winds

STRONG gales could make conditions dangerous for motorists, the Highways Agency has warned.

Winds of up to 70mph have been predicted to start from 3pm today in a severe weather warning issued by the Met Office.

The M1 between junctions 39 at Crigglestone and 40 at Ossett and the M62 from Normanton to Pontefract are expected to be heavily affected by gusts.

People using vulnerable vehicles such as motorcycles and caravans are being told to avoid those stretches.

And all drivers are advised to check conditions before they travel.

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