The Itchen Bridge has been reopened to motorists after a closure for Storm Ciarán.

The bridge was closed from 7pm on Wednesday until it reopened shortly before 9am today. 

A spokesperson from Southampton City Council said: "The Itchen Bridge has now reopened to all users.

"Thank you for your patience."

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The decision was made by the council to close the bridge on Tuesday after strong winds were forecast.

A yellow weather warning for wind and rain in the city remain in place today.

Gusts of up to 41mph are expected to hit mid afternoon.