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Storm forecast prompts road and ferry warnings

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Image caption The Highways Agency said areas near the coast were particularly vulnerable to strong gusts

Forecasts for gale force winds and heavy rain have led to warnings to road users along the Kent and Sussex coast.

Storms that battered the South West are expected to hit the South East later.

The Highways Agency has told drivers of high-sided vehicles to avoid the A2 and A20 in east Kent, the A26 between Lewes and Newhaven and the A27 from Pevensey.

At the Port of Dover, ferry operator DFDS Seaways has urged passengers to check its website in the event of severe weather.

It said ferries to Calais and Dunkirk were running with slight delays on Thursday afternoon.

The Highways Agency said areas near the coast were particularly vulnerable to strong gusts.

The warning also applied to caravans and motorbikes which are also at increased risk of being blown over, it added.

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