Motorists on or near to the Dartford Crossing are facing delays to their journeys this morning as Storm Gareth batters the UK.

Kent County Council’s highways team says there is slow-moving traffic on the M25 anti-clockwise, between junction 2 and the Dartford Tunnel, due to “high volumes of traffic”.

Motorists are expected to see delays in their journeys today (March 13), the highways team added.

The Highways England team also said the Dartford Crossing is “open and operating as normal” but will update if there are any changes due to the “changing weather conditions”.

It comes as Storm Gareth’s strong gales and heavy rain cause disruption across the country, with rail and road links heavily affected.

The Met Office has issued two yellow warnings for high winds covering most of England, as well as Northern Ireland, Wales and the west coast of Scotland.

Forecaster Alex Burhill said: “We've got some very strong winds. The strongest in the morning rush hour are probably going to be around Northern Ireland and also western coastal parts, particularly western Scotland and north-west England.

“Eastern areas might start getting some very strong winds by that point, but generally across much of the UK it's going to be very windy this morning.

“People need to be aware that there could be some travel disruption because there could be delays to things like ferries and aircraft and also bridges may need to be closed.”