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High winds and High Sided Vehicles

Following many reports of overturned lorries during today's gales and the associated disruption to motorways and trunk roads, the Freight Transport Association has asked its members to carefully consider decisions on scheduling and routeing of high sided vehicles. If it is possible to postpone deliveries today (Thursday 18 January) then it may be sensible to do so.

FTA has been advised by the Highways Agency and the Health and Safety Executive that conditions up and down the whole UK are potentially dangerous. FTA suggests that on this occasion, delaying deliveries may be pragmatic and preferable to the prospect of further accidents and the consequential costs of recovery and repair together with concern safety of drivers.

Details of the latest traffic news are available from http://www.highways.gov.uk

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