Though it happens rarely, particularly severe weather can affect traffic on the Øresund Bridge. This will typically be caused by strong winds, that mainly occur in the winter months.

The Øresund Bridge is built to cope with the region's weather conditions, but during certain periods - primarily in the winter months - strong winds can affect traffic.

Strong winds

The weather on and around the Øresund Bridge is monitored around the clock, both via weather services and gauges on the bridge itself.

The Øresund Bridge Traffic Centre has fixed procedures for dealing with strong winds, for example, and continuously adapt traffic on the bridge depending on the weather conditions.

Several factors decide what actions need to be taken, including wind direction. On windy days it may be necessary to slow traffic and warn wind-sensitive vehicles not to cross the bridge.

In the event of strong winds or storms, it may be necessary to close the bridge until the wind dies down.

Wind-sensitive vehicles

A warning for wind-sensitive vehicles means that vehicles which, for example, are light in weight or have a high profile, should take special care. The Øresund Bridge does not prohibit this type of vehicle, as it is up to the driver to assess whether it is a wind-sensitive vehicle or not.

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