WINDS measuring up to 70mph have forced the closure of the Forth Road Bridge to ALL traffic as stormy conditions continue to cause disruption on West Fife roads.

Bridge operators closed the bridge just after 4pm and confirmed in a statement, "Due to exceptionally strong winds the Forth Road Bridge is currently closed to all vehicles." A total of FIVE roads in West Fife have also been closed by police due to broken branches, foliage and even fallen trees caused by gusts of up to 70mph.

These include the A907 Dunfermline to Alloa (West of Bogside) and the C38 Inzievar Road in Oakley.

The Coal Road in Dunfermline, which links Pittencrieff Street with Milton Green, closed just before 5pm.

Also closed is the D10 Craigluscar to B913 Drumtuthill Road near Wellwood and the D16 Balgownie Road - A907 to A994.

Our picture (right)shows a fallen tree at the end of Craigluscar Road, Milesmark, taken by reader Mike Higgins of Cairneyhill.

A tree was uprooted in Rosyth at Queensferry Road near Tesco, blocking a path, while another fell onto the main road through Pitreavie Business Park near Dunfermline fire station forcing vehicles to swerve to avoid it.

One driver had earlier warned of poor conditions on the Coal Road, saying trying to avoid debris was "like being on a fairground ride." Blown-over bins have also been a nuisance for drivers throughout the Kingdom.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Fife and have advised drivers to be extra careful due to "exceptionally windy weather".