HIGHWAYS England are advising motorists who are travelling on any parts of their network across the country to check before they travel.

The weather forecast is for strong winds and heavy rains.

Highways England is working closely with the Met Office in monitoring weather conditions.

Met Office weather warnings for wind and rain will be in effect from 12pm today until 9pm tomorrow.

Road users are advised to take care when travelling, allowing plenty of time to complete your journey and consider whether your journey is necessary before setting out.

You can find up-to-date information about road conditions on England's motorways and major trunk roads at http://www.trafficengland.com/ or by calling the 24/7 Customer Contact Centre on 03001235000. For information on weather conditions across the country you can also visit the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk.