Drivers warned over windy weather

Drivers warned over windy weather

Drivers are being urged to take care on Britain's roads, especially across the north west of England, where the Met Office has warned of gale-force winds in some parts.

Strong winds overnight have caused some motorists to wake up to damaged vehicles, which could lead to a surge in weather-related car insurance claims.

And those that are heading out are being instructed to check forecasts and road conditions, ensuring they leave additional time for their journey to take into account possible poor conditions.

Road users are advised to delay their journey if the blustery conditions become too severe.

Major roads like the M6 in Lancashire are among the most badly-affected so far, and winds of up to 60mph or 70mph are being predicted by forecasters.

The Highways Agency, which is responsible for the maintenance and operation of major A roads across England, is liaising with the Met Office to ensure roads are kept safe.

Copyright Press Association 2015