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Flintshire County Council chief executive urges people to support Olympic torch bearers

THE chief executive of Flintshire County Council is urging residents to support the Olympic torchbearers.

The team will pass through the county on Tuesday, May 29.

And Colin Everett is hoping people will make the effort and line the streets to see the relay.

He said: “This is a fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for local people to line the route and show their support for London 2012 as the Olympic Flame is carried through Flintshire.

“Come and support our torchbearers.

“We hope that all those involved, whether as part of the relay itself or as a spectator, will have an enjoyable experience and that local communities will be patient with the disruption to traffic for this special event.”

Road closures will be in place as the torch is first carried through Connah’s Quay at about 4.10pm starting on the B5126 Mold Road before heading along the high street through Shotton and Queensferry, reaching Deeside Leisure Centre at around 4.45pm.

It will then be carried along the A550 Gladstone Way towards Hawarden.

The final leg will see the relay along the A5104 Saltney High Street at about 5.30pm.

Full details of road closures and the torch’s exact route will be published in the Flintshire Chronicle on Thursday, May 24.