Lancashire is all ready for Olympic torch

FINAL preparations are underway to welcome the Olympic torch to East Lancashire.

Lancashire County Council has issued official notices of temporary road closures that will be in place at the torch relay makes its way across the county.

And part of the motorway slip road at junction 10 of the M65 westbound will be closed as well as more than 20 A roads in East Lancashire alone.

Transport bosses have warned motorists that the rolling road closures will cause delays and disruptions.

The Olympic torch bearing relay starts in Chorley on June 1.

On June 23 the torch will arrive in Blackburn at 9.12am and will pass through Accrington from 10.19am.

It will then set off in Burnley at 11.05am followed by Crawshawbooth at 12:58pm, Reedsholme at 1.04pm and Rawtenstall at 1.18pm.

The torch will then go on to Rochdale.

Lancashire County CounTim Ashton, cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: "We advise people to allow more travel time for this very special occasion, which will be seen around the world and is likely to attract many spectators.

"With a little planning ahead, people can make alternative arrangements and reduce the disruption to their travel arrangements.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime event that will remembered fondly for many years to come, so I am sure people will be sympathetic to any delays.

"Even if you're not planning to watch it, please be aware of the times when the Torch Relay will visit, so you don't get caught up in any traffic."

To reduce the chance of delays or more information about the Torch Relay route, and timings visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/2012.

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6:32pm Tue 29 May 12

Coeur de Lion says...

Wow can't wait to see a fire on a stick
Wow can't wait to see a fire on a stick Coeur de Lion
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7:23pm Tue 29 May 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Yawns! we don't care about the London Games
Yawns! we don't care about the London Games Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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8:10pm Tue 29 May 12

Lifeinthemix says...

the torch and the olympic rings all began at the 1936 games under adolfo hitler, so this is a continuation of the script called let there be the fourth reich and gat the yanks and brits to do all the fighting and dying...

hip hip hurray our children are dying
the torch and the olympic rings all began at the 1936 games under adolfo hitler, so this is a continuation of the script called let there be the fourth reich and gat the yanks and brits to do all the fighting and dying... hip hip hurray our children are dying Lifeinthemix
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8:26pm Tue 29 May 12

Stuart Farquar says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
the torch and the olympic rings all began at the 1936 games under adolfo hitler, so this is a continuation of the script called let there be the fourth reich and gat the yanks and brits to do all the fighting and dying... hip hip hurray our children are dying
Well said but the sheep are never gonna wake up ! They have not the slightest clue.
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: the torch and the olympic rings all began at the 1936 games under adolfo hitler, so this is a continuation of the script called let there be the fourth reich and gat the yanks and brits to do all the fighting and dying... hip hip hurray our children are dying[/p][/quote]Well said but the sheep are never gonna wake up ! They have not the slightest clue. Stuart Farquar
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10:16pm Tue 29 May 12

ToffeeGuy says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
the torch and the olympic rings all began at the 1936 games under adolfo hitler, so this is a continuation of the script called let there be the fourth reich and gat the yanks and brits to do all the fighting and dying...

hip hip hurray our children are dying
You need to lighten up. Seriously, get a hobby or something.
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: the torch and the olympic rings all began at the 1936 games under adolfo hitler, so this is a continuation of the script called let there be the fourth reich and gat the yanks and brits to do all the fighting and dying... hip hip hurray our children are dying[/p][/quote]You need to lighten up. Seriously, get a hobby or something. ToffeeGuy
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10:21pm Tue 29 May 12

Lifeinthemix says...

ToffeeGuy wrote:
Lifeinthemix wrote:
the torch and the olympic rings all began at the 1936 games under adolfo hitler, so this is a continuation of the script called let there be the fourth reich and gat the yanks and brits to do all the fighting and dying...

hip hip hurray our children are dying
You need to lighten up. Seriously, get a hobby or something.
"majority are asleep"

OO look, we found one!
[quote][p][bold]ToffeeGuy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: the torch and the olympic rings all began at the 1936 games under adolfo hitler, so this is a continuation of the script called let there be the fourth reich and gat the yanks and brits to do all the fighting and dying... hip hip hurray our children are dying[/p][/quote]You need to lighten up. Seriously, get a hobby or something.[/p][/quote]"majority are asleep" OO look, we found one! Lifeinthemix
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10:36pm Tue 29 May 12

Stuart Farquar says...

Lifeinthemix wrote:
ToffeeGuy wrote:
Lifeinthemix wrote: the torch and the olympic rings all began at the 1936 games under adolfo hitler, so this is a continuation of the script called let there be the fourth reich and gat the yanks and brits to do all the fighting and dying... hip hip hurray our children are dying
You need to lighten up. Seriously, get a hobby or something.
"majority are asleep" OO look, we found one!
HeHe
[quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToffeeGuy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: the torch and the olympic rings all began at the 1936 games under adolfo hitler, so this is a continuation of the script called let there be the fourth reich and gat the yanks and brits to do all the fighting and dying... hip hip hurray our children are dying[/p][/quote]You need to lighten up. Seriously, get a hobby or something.[/p][/quote]"majority are asleep" OO look, we found one![/p][/quote]HeHe Stuart Farquar
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7:46am Wed 30 May 12

OurTechGuy says...

Should try and mention the Jubilee, that'll bring them out of the pens. Yeh, finding life really hard at the moment baaaaa to pay the bills baaaaaa. O! there is the queen and her cronies, they give a s**t God save her baaaaaa.
Should try and mention the Jubilee, that'll bring them out of the pens. Yeh, finding life really hard at the moment baaaaa to pay the bills baaaaaa. O! there is the queen and her cronies, they give a s**t God save her baaaaaa. OurTechGuy
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