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re: N5 Castlebar Westport Closure yesterday

Posted by jj on October 03, 2011 at 17:17:02:

In Reply to: re: N5 Castlebar Westport Closure yesterday posted by Observer on October 02, 2011 at 12:49:22:

It is the Blackwall tunnel but traffic does back up across Greenwich as people try the alternative route across the Thames, the Rotheride Tunnel.

But I accept your concerns about a 10hr delay. My guess (guess only) is that there is a forensic team attached to either Mayo or one other West of Ireland Gardai force.

I am surprised that the link for Dorset police state they are not responsible for traffic diversion and are only responsible for investigating the incident.

I will leave you with my comments - if the delay was because of lack of resources either forensic or otherwise it is unacceptable, if delay was because it actually took that time for the Gardai to do a thorough job then acceptable.

However, the diversion routes are what they are. They were advising people in both Castlebar and Westport to avoid the N5, either to go via Newport or Partry. From personal experience many people tend to ignore such advice.

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