Motorists warned over Paralympics traffic

Motorists are again being urged to steer clear of areas of London as the 2012 Paralympics gets under way in the capital.

The Paralympic Route Network (PRN) is operational from Wednesday, though with only 8.7 miles of designated Games Lanes it is smaller than the Olympic Route Network was.

Aimed at getting athletes, officials and the media to their venues on time, organisers say the PRN - covering the City of London, venues in east London and part of the M4 - will operate flexibly with Games Lanes opened to normal traffic if demand from Paralympic vehicles is low.

Organisers are asking drivers to avoid the PRN and venues during the Paralympics, especially those near the Olympic Park in Stratford, as well as the A102 approach roads north and south of the Blackwall Tunnel. The A2, A12 and A13 routes into the capital also expected to be busier than normal, especially during the morning rush-hour.

If driving is the only option motorists are asked to plan ahead and allow more time for their journeys, with information about the PRN outside London available at GetAheadoftheGames.com.

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