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Storm Ciara concerns lead to closure of the M11 and A505 near Duxford Imperial War Museum




Two major roads in Cambridgeshire have been closed due to risk of debris caused by Storm Ciara.

Part of the M11 and the A505 have been closed close to Duxford Imperial War Museum since yesterday afternoon following high winds.

A section of roof on one of the aircraft hangars at the museum has been deemed unsafe and there is a possibility it could be blown off by Storm Ciara.

The roof on one of the hangars at the Duxford Imperial War Museum is unsafe and fears that it may been blown away by Storm Ciara has led to the closure of the nearby M11 and A505. Picture by Paul Sanwell
The roof on one of the hangars at the Duxford Imperial War Museum is unsafe and fears that it may been blown away by Storm Ciara has led to the closure of the nearby M11 and A505. Picture by Paul Sanwell

As a result, police have closed the M11 between J9 and J11 northbound and J11 and J9 southbound.

The A505 is also closed from the Whittlesford and Fowlmere approached to the M11.

Diversions are in place via the A11 and A14 northbound and the A505 and A1301 southbound.

Residents in the local vicinity are being urged to stay indoors for risk of fallen debris and people are urged to stay away from the area unless absolutely necessary to visit.

Road closures are expected to remain in place until Wednesday in order that the roof can be properly assessed by a structural engineer and declared safe.

Due to the M11 closure delays into Cambridge are building up today, with the larger of the delays affecting the south of the city.

Motorists using the A1301 Sawston bypass northbound, for example, are now faced with delays of about 40 minutes.

Further updates will be provided on @CambsCops Twitter and @CambsCops Facebook.


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