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Road Closures In Ulverston For Lantern Procession

The whole of Ulverston town centre will be subject to a road closure notice this Saturday night for the Lantern Procession.

It'll be in place from 7.45pm until 10pm.

Four small processions will gradually merge into one big one at County Square before it disperses for the fireworks display.

Cumbria Police is asking drivers to avoid journeys in and out of Ulverston on the night and say delays are likely on the A590.

Sergeant Rupert Johnston said: “There will be a road closure in place for the entire centre of Ulverston between 7pm and 10pm on the 16th September so that the community can enjoy this annual celebration safely. It should be noted that this year’s parade will not finish in Ford Park as the park will be used for parking, with access from the A590 via Swan Street.
 
“To avoid delays and diversions, we would ask motorists to avoid driving into the area or attempting to leave the town during these times.
 
“There will be large numbers of people walking around the town and their safety is paramount. I hope that residents will be patient and cooperate with the temporary closure and make alternative arrangements in advance because the road closure will only be lifted for emergency service vehicles. The roads can only be reopened when they are clear of participants and spectators.” 
 
Chris Nelson of the organising committee said: “I would ask for people to park considerately, especially along the parade route. There are a number of large lanterns that may struggle to negotiate junctions if cars are parked too close so please bear this in mind.
 
“Your motor insurance may not be valid if you flout the road closure notices and cause an accident to others. Please help us keep our festival-goers safe and the processions flowing smoothly.”

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