Edinburgh Weather: Strong winds to hit Forth Road Bridge

The Forth Road Bridge is set to be hit by strong winds. Picture: Greg Macvean
The Forth Road Bridge is set to be hit by strong winds. Picture: Greg Macvean
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STRONG winds are set to see the Forth Road Bridge closed to all vehicles except cars on Thursday morning.

Buses and trucks are likely to be banned from crossing, along with cyclists and pedestrians.

Commuters who use public transport to cross the bridge are being urged to make other plans.

Angus Bruce, Bridges Manager with Forth Bridges Operating Company Amey, said: “Our site-specific weather forecast for the Forth Road Bridge is indicating very strong winds on Thursday morning that may close the bridge to all vehicles except cars.

“The forecast then shows winds gradually decreasing over the course of the morning.

“We don’t expect the bridge to close to cars, but we would still advise all bridge users to keep an eye on the weather and plan accordingly.

”Bridge users are advised to follow @forthroadbridge on Twitter and to check the bridge website www.forthroadbridge.org before travel. For information on the wider network follow @trafficscotland or visit www.trafficscotland.org”