Road race caused traffic chaos

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The Ribble Valley 10k road race on Sunday, December 29th, caused traffic chaos for other road users.

My journey to St Anne’s court to visit my mother to take her out for lunch at 11-45 became a nightmare, accessing Edisford Road from Thorn Street and finding traffic gridlocked, with vehicles parked on both sides of the road making it too narrow for vehicles to pass.

The journey took 30 minutes, of which 20 minutes were sitting stationary.

Residents in the Low Moor area were put at great risk if requiring emergency services, when minutes can be vital. Health and safety must be considered in the organisation of any event.

I feel there had been a major oversight in the risk assesment for traffic management requirements.

I feel the council didn’t review they event to the highest standards – hopefully lessons have been learned.

Vincent Pickles,

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