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Traffic advice ahead of Derry funerals 22.03.17

DERRY City and Strabane District Council has advised those attending the funerals of Derry City FC captain Ryan McBride and the North's former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness to expect traffic delays and allow extra time for their journey.
The council has been working with a number of agencies to ensure arrangements are in place to facilitate the large numbers of people expected to converge on the city and to accommodate other funerals and services taking place in the city.
The local authority confirmed that access to the City Cemetery will be limited from 6am on Thursday morning and that restricted access will be in place for mourners only. Traffic management systems will be in place throughout the day in the interests of health and safety and in keeping with crowd management procedures.
Ryan McBride Martin McGuinness
The council spokesperson urged the public to heed the advice of stewards at all times.
Free car parking has been made available at a number of council-owned car parks in the city including Bishop’s Street and William Street.
Both car parks will be closed to the general public from 6am on Thursday and will be available only for mourners and those attending funeral services.
Car parking in and around St Columba’s Church, Long Tower, will be very restricted and in order to facilitate mourners car parking is being made available at Lumen Christi College, Bishop’s Field; Celtic Park, the Gasyard Centre, Bishop Street and William Street,
Funeral goers are also encouraged to use all other city centre car parks, to follow the traffic management signage and advice of stewards along the routes.
The spokesperson also asked that people behave respectfully at the City Cemetery and avoid disturbing graves or property.
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