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Main road closed by Twelfth parades

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THE main Belfast to Enniskillen road, one of the county’s major roads will be closed on Wednesday (tomorrow) to facilitate the Twelfth of July celebrations in Lisbellaw. Anyone travelling to Belfast will face another diversion further up the road at Clogher.
The diversions will also mean travelling from the Lisnaskea/Clones direction towards Enniskillen or Donegal / Sligo will have to follow diversions.
Motorists are warned that the A4 Belfast Road will be closing at 10.15am with traffic travelling from Enniskillen to Belfast being diverted via Tempo, Fintona and the A5. Belfast – Enniskillen bound traffic will be diverted at the Ballygawley roundabout via Omagh. The length of time that the road will be closed is currently unknown.
Local Councillor, Brian McCaffrey has branded the road closure as ‘disruptive.’
“It will be totally disruptive and I think it is unnecessary to close the road. I am not saying they should not have a parade but that level of disruption is unacceptable. There will be people who will be just going about their normal day, and will be working who will be significantly disrupted by the closure of this main road.”
Thousands of people are set to descend on the village for Fermanagh’s annual Twelfth of July celebrations. Celebrations are also taking place in Clogher, County Tyrone which will attribute to the closure of the main Enniskillen to Belfast road.
Local Cllr Sheamus Greene also cannot understand why the main road is being closed.
“Personally I think it ridiculous that a main artery through the county is closed. We are supposed to be a tourism county and trying to attract tourists, but we are diverting traffic at Ballygawley, through Omagh to get to Enniskillen – it is completely ridiculous.
“I understand the Twelfth and I have absolutely no problem with it, but I don’t know why the A4 is being closed for the Twelfth being held in Lisbellaw. The vast majority of people in the country do not want the road closed, and there is no logical reason why it is closed,” he added.
‘It will be totally disruptive and I think it is unnecessary to close the road. I am not saying they should not have a parade but that level of disruption is unacceptable’


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