TRAVEL ADVICE: Bridges closed after flooding

Skerton Bridge - main route into Lancaster

Skerton Bridge - main route into Lancaster

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Police have issued travel advice to commuters as two main bridges into Lancaster have been closed following the weekend's floods.

It is anticipated that both Greyhound Bridge and Skerton Bridge will be closed until at least 3pm today (Monday 7 December) for bridge inspections meaning there will be no access to Lancaster city centre or the M6 via Skerton Bridge.

Motorists are being advised to use Junction 35 M6 Carnforth and exit at Junction 34 or 33 if they need to get into the city centre.

Similarly, vehicles will not be able to pass over Greyhound Bridge from Lancaster towards Morecambe. Traffic will be directed from the city centre to junction 34 or 33 and will need to exit at junction 35 following the signs for Morecambe.

Signs will be placed at the approach to the Coastal Road/A6 traffic light junction at Bolton-le Sands advising HGV drivers they will not be able to access the M6 from the A6 southbound.

Motorists are advised to avoid the approaches to both bridges if possible.

A police spokesman said: "We really appreciate your cooperation during this time and we are working with our colleagues from Highways at Lancashire County Council to get the bridges back up and running."

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