Forth Road Bridge closed after Storm Henry brings winds of 84mph

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Officials at the Forth Road Bridge have taken the decision to close the crossing after winds of up to 84mph were recorded this afternoon.

The decision was taken just after 1.30pm today (Monday) following earlier warnings that Storm Henry could lead to a full closure later this evening.

An inspection will need to be undertaken before the bridge can be re-opened.

Bridge users are advised to follow @forthroadbridge on Twitter and to check the bridge website www.forthroadbridge.org|www.forthroadbridge.org} before travel.

Diversions routes may also be affected – for information on the wider network, follow @trafficscotland or visit www.trafficscotland.org.