Bristol news Covid testing site forced to suddenly close due to 'high winds' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - People have been urged to re-book their appointments by calling 119 or going online
Breaking News ! Dozens of coronavirus tests have been cancelled after a site closed suddenly as today's (Tuesday) strong, gusty winds are posing a risk. Aerospace Bristol, based in Patchway, has shut its doors unexpectedly this afternoon to protect 'the health and safety of staff' as gales batter the area. Yellow weather warnings for wind are in place until 6pm for large swathes of the north of England, but do not cover below Birmingham. However, gusts of around 41 mph are currently hitting the area. A South Gloucestershire Council spokesperson tweeted: "Due to very high winds at the site, the Covid testing facility at Aerospace Bristol has been closed to protect the health and safety of staff and those coming to be tested. To get breaking news like this straight to your inbox, click here "It will reopen when possible, however if you had an appointment booked there today, please go online or call 119 to re-book at an alternative location.
. Traffic monitoring site Inrix says: "M48 Severn Bridge in both directions closed due to strong winds between J2 A466 Wye Valley Link Road (Chepstow) and J1 A403 ( Aust ). "The road remains closed since around 1.30pm, after an earlier lane closure in both directions. "Diversion - M4 Prince of Wales Bridge."
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