Olympic Torch: Police advice

Torch relay logo
Torch relay logo

As the Olympic Flame arrives in East Anglia and passes through Norfolk and Suffolk, police have asked motorists to remain patient to ensure the event passes off smoothly.

Delays can be expected for a short while on Saturday while the torch is in Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

Roads along some sections of the route may be closed for some time before the Flame arrives and until it has passed.

There will also be a ‘rolling road closure’ moving with the Torch Relay. Traffic control arrangements have been designed to ensure that traffic flows return to normal as quickly as possible after the convoy has passed. Traffic marshals and stewards will be positioned along the route to offer help, advice and directions.

Police are asking motorists to remain patient if the Torch Relay is moving through an area where they are driving.

Police and local authorities will be using Twitter to issue updates/news as the Torch makes progress through Norfolk and Suffolk.

In Suffolk, police and council updates will be at @SuffolkPolice, @SuffolkCC, @forestheath, @stedsbc. Tweets will use the hashtags #OlympicTorch and #suffolktorch.