SH47 road closure
Thursday, 3 July 2014 -
SH47 has now been closed due to the dangers
posed by ice on the road.
Police have attended a number of
incidents this morning involving vehicles that have lost
control in the conditions.
Roading contractors have
assessed the situation and it has been decided that the road
should be closed until the situation eases.
The time frame
for this closure remains
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