Council to tweet Six Nations roads information
17th February 2011
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Temporary road closures and transport updates affecting Twickenham will be issued through Richmond Council’s twitter feed during England home games in the Six Nations Rugby tournament.

The new partnership initiative between the Council and Richmond upon Thames Police is intended to give local people up to the minute advice about what is happening.

In the hours immediately before and after games as well as during matches, on 12 February, 26 February and 13 March, tweets will be issued live from the RFU stadium control centre by the  Police on the Council’s Twitter feed at They will outline the temporary closures put in place by the police while supporters attend the game.

As well as tweeting which roads are shut as they become too congested with pedestrian traffic, there will also be messages saying when the roads will re-open so people are not unnecessarily delayed. The Council hopes to be able to give 15 minutes’ advance warning about when the roads are to be closed so people are have chance to move. This will be dependent on police tactics during match days.

Whitton Road, Rugby Road and London Road are those most likely to be affected, although residents streets nearby may also be shut for short periods if needed.

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