Harrogate’s traffic and weather update for Friday, July 31.

Tis Traffic on Skipton Road, Harrogate.(2312033j)
Tis Traffic on Skipton Road, Harrogate.(2312033j)

Your traffic and weather update for the Harrogate district on Friday, July 31.

Avoid the A61 and the A659 to Harewood if at all possible today. There are long queues and heavy traffic as 150,000 people make their way to the CLA Game Fair at Harewood House.

Delays in the area are expected to continue throughout the weekend the traffic is having a knock on affect on the A1 and the A658 ring road which are busier than usual.

Queues on the A61 are tailing back from Harewood to the junction with the A659 Otley Road.

Contraflow is in place on Buttersyke Bar roundabout, the A695 at junction 45, and on the Knaresborough bypass.

Game Fair visitors are being diverted away from Collingham where cars are being blocked from turning right up the A659 from the A59 to the A1, however the area is still incredibly busy.

If you spot something else on the roads, contact the newsdesk. You can call: 01423 707505, Tweet: @HarrogateHound or email: news@harrogateadvertiser.co.uk

Weather: Some rain showers are forecast for this afternoon, and the weekend should be cloudy with a few sunny spells. Maximum temperature 20°C.

Rail network: No issues currently reported on the York - Harrogate - Leeds line.

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