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Roads to be closed in Ulverston during Lantern Festival
12:10pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
ROADS in the centre of Ulverston will be closed to make way for the town’s annual Lantern Procession.
A road closure order for the town centre will be in place between 7pm and 10pm on September 14.
Police are urging motorists to be patient and to take extra care due to increased numbers of pedestrians around the town and on the A590 and roads approaching Ulverston.
The event consists of four smaller separate pedestrian processions that set off from different locations around Ulverston before meeting at County Square, where the enlarged procession parades to Ford Park for entertainment and a firework display.
Sergeant Rupert Johnston, of Ulverston Police, said: “To avoid delays and diversions, we would ask motorists to avoid driving into the area or attempting to leave the town during these times.
“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.”
Ness Wilson, 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.”
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