Suffolk: Olympic Torch to arrive in the county later this week

AS the Olympic Flame arrives in East Anglia later this week, motorists are being asked to remain patient to ensure the event goes off without a hitch.

Delays can be expected for short periods on Wednesday as the Olympic Torch relay makes its way through Norwich before passing into Suffolk on Thursday.

The flame will pass through Lowestoft, Southwold, Saxmundham, Felixstowe and Ipswich and will then be handed over on Friday to Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

Roads along some sections of the route may be closed before the flame arrives and until it has passed as well as rolling road closures moving with the torch relay.

Traffic control arrangements have been designed to ensure traffic flows return to normal as quickly as possible after the convoy has passed while stewards will be on hand along the route to provide help, advice and directions.

An evening celebration will also be held at Christchurch Park in Ipswich on Thursday night.

For more Olympic news, see our Olympic Torch section on the navigation bar with regular updates from Twitter and other social networking sites, a quiz and Olympic facts.

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