Traffic chaos in Derry as security alert closes bottom deck of Craigavon Bridge

A security alert is underway in the Foyle Road area of Derry, with the bottom deck of the Craigavon Bridge closed for a time after a suspicious object was found this afternoon.

A number of businesses and homes were evacuated as a result.

Diversions were in place due to road closures, some of those have now been lifted. The bridge has now reopened.

SDLP Foyle MLA Colum Eastwood has condemned the disruption, saying the lives of Derry people were once again interrupted by those whose only interest is in promoting chaos............