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Belfast city centre traffic delays expected on Saturday due to Somme parade

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A Twelfth parade makes its way along Shaftesbury Square in south Belfast

A Twelfth parade makes its way along Shaftesbury Square in south Belfast

A Twelfth parade makes its way along Shaftesbury Square in south Belfast

Traffic delays are to be expected on Saturday afternoon for a number of hours in Belfast city centre due to a Somme Commemoration parade taking place in the area.

The Sandy Row District Loyal Orange Lodge and flute bands are taking part in the procession which will make its way through streets in the city centre.

Motorists are to expect delays from 2.30pm onwards from Sandy Row, Donegall Road, Shaftsbury Square, Botanic Avenue, Posnett Street, Vernon Street, Walnut Street, Donegall Pass, Shaftsbury Square, Dublin Road, Bruce Street, Hope Street, Sandy Row, Donegall Road, Glenmachan Street, Tates Avenue, Lisburn Road, Sandy Row.

The parade should be over around 6pm, approximately.

There may be some disruption to traffic, so motorists are advised to seek an alternative route to avoid any potential delays.

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