South East Wales

Champions League: Cardiff road closure causes traffic jams

Roadworks in Cardiff

A road closure ahead of Saturday's Champions League final in Cardiff has casued major disruption in the city.

Part of Castle Street was closed on Wednesday afternoon ahead of the start of the four-day festival on Thursday.

Traffic sensors reported "heavier than normal" traffic on Clare Road during the rush hour which was "not helped by the closure on Castle Street for the UEFA Champions League Festival".

Cardiff Bus said experienced "severe delays across the network".

It had previously been announced that Castle Street would be closed to vehicles between Westgate Street and Cathedral Road from 14:30 BST on Wednesday until 06:00 on 5 June.

People will not be able to walk along the stretch of road until midnight on Wednesday while a temporary footbridge is installed.

Real Madrid face Juventus at the National Stadium of Wales on Saturday at 19:45 and there are several road closures in place before and after the match.

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