Latest travel and service updates as major fire continues to…
Currently, several roads remain closed, and bus services have been affected, and some people have had their water supplies cut off as over 100 firefighters continue to tackle the blaze.
Here are the latest travel and service updates:
Exeter’s North and South Street remain closed to traffic, whilst most of High Street is still closed to buses, pedestrians and cyclists.
Some of Queen Street remains cordoned off also, as firefighters continue to battle the blaze that is ripping through the Royal Clarence Hotel in Cathedral green.
Slight diversions are still in place, affecting Little Queen Street, and Cathedral Close, and some of Southernhay is still cordoned off in places.
Bus services are still affected, with Stagecoach issuing several diversions to services:
Due to building fire on Cathedral Green we’re unable to serve the High Street, Central Station or Sidwell Street outbound. Service diversions as follows:
Service A diverting via Western Way and Paris Street then normal route. Unable to serve High St or Sidwell St
Services JKT diverting via Western Way, Paris St then normal route. In bound from Whipton via Cheeke St, Western Way and Market St
Services E/F diverting via Western Way, Paris St then normal route. Unable to serve High St or Sidwell St
Service P diverting via Western Way, Paris St then normal route. Unable to serve High St or Sidwell St
Services D/H diverting via Sidwell St, Clock Tower, St David’s Stn outbound. Via Clock Tower, York Road and Bamfylde St inbound
Service B diverting from Exeter bus station via Western Way, Market St the normal route outbound. Inbound operating via Western Way
Green P&R diverting via Western Way and Market St. Unable to serve South Street
Services R/S diverting via Western Way, Paris St then normal route. Unable to serve High St or Sidwell St
Trains are so far unaffected, with Exeter Central Station remaining open.
South West Water have advised that some water supplies have been cut off in and around Exeter. In a statement, the company said: “South West Water is supporting efforts to tackle a major fire in Exeter city centre.
“We have altered our network to maximise the amount of water available for the fire service.
“As a result some customers in the city centre, and potentially in the Wonford area, may experience low pressure or discoloration of their water supply. The Royal Devon & Exeter and Nuffield hospitals will not be affected.”
Some businesses, such as the Turtle Bay restaurant and The Stable have been evacuated, with people being advised to stay away from the area.
Exeter City Council are appealing for anyone that owns a property in the Cathedral green fire to contact them to collect information from them.
Earlier this morning, a major fire broke out at Exeter’s Cathedral Green. Firefighters have been tackling the blaze since 5am this morning, as the fore spreads to the historic Royal Clarence Hotel. The fire started at an art gallery nearby, and has since spread to the oldest hotel in England.
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