A59 at Kex Gill/Blubberhouses will be closed from 9.00pm tonight

The A59 at Kex Gill/Blubberhouses will be closed from 9.00pm tonight between Kex Gill Road and Hall Lane to enable debris to be removed overnight following exceptionally heavy and persistent rainfall over the last two days.

North Yorkshire County Council’s will endeavour to re-open the road by 9.00am tomorrow morning.

A diversion will be in operation for through traffic and will be signed on site. The diversion route will follow the A65 (Ilkley), the A660 (Otley), and the A658 (Harrogate).

County Councillor Gareth Dadd, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Highways said:

Because of preventative work we carried out to this stretch of road last year we have managed to minimise the impact of this week’s severe weather and also the length of time we need to close the road.