Roads closed around Craigavon Bridge due to risk of old shirt factory collapsing

Motorists in Derry are being advised to avoid the Foyle Road and John Street area of the city due to the possible collapse of the former Hamilton Shirt Factory which is now in a dangerous state because of a collapsed wall.

Road closures and diversions have been put in place  this evening to ensure the safety of the public. Traffic will not be allowed in the area until further notice, and drivers should use Foyle Bridge when possible.

Derry City Council has closed Foyle Road from the lower deck of the Craigavon Bridge to the John Street Roundabout to through traffic, with diversions will be necessary around the lower deck of Craigavon Bridge and drivers are urged to comply with traffic signage.