THE southbound section of the QEII bridge on the Dartford Crossing has been shut tonight due to high winds caused by Storm Isha.

Highways England says all traffic travelling southbound/clockwise on the M25 is being diverted through the east bore tunnel.

Northbound crossing traffic is being confined to using the west bore Dartford tunnel only with a height restriction of 4'8m (15'9").

Vehicles over this height will have to seek an alternative route via the clockwise M25.

The #A282 southbound #QEIIBridge DartfordCrossing is CLOSED due to strong winds. @Dartcharge

For more info, including diversion route, please click on the below link:

Please allow extra time for your journey if you'll be affected.

If this closure impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time. Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey, National Highways said.