Traffic warning over LAMMA event in Peterborough

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Drivers are being warned about heavy traffic around the East of England Showground in Peterborough when a large agricultural event is held this Wednesday and Thursday.

The LAMMA event will take place on Wednesday, 21 and Thursday, 22 January.

It is estimated up to 10,000 vehicles will travel to the event, which is just off the A605 and A1/A1M junction at Peterborough, each day.

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The Highways Agency is working in partnership with the event organiser and local authorities to help get traffic to and from the Showground and keep traffic flowing. Anyone travelling through the area is however, advised to allow extra time for their journey, or to plan an alternative route or time.

Paul McWilliam, Operations Manager at the East Region Control Centre, said: “This is a very popular event, and I’d advise all drivers using the roads nearby to be able to plan their journeys to avoid being stuck in traffic. None of the roads nearby that are managed by the Highways Agency - the A605, the A1 and the M1- will have any restrictions on them, but it is possible they will become very busy especially at the beginning and end of each day as people arrive at and leave the event.”

The event opens at 6am on Wednesday and will finish at 6pm on Thursday.

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