Sunday, April 02, 2006

Boat Race Warning

Spectators attending the annual Boat Race are being warned not to stand too close to the water's edge because of the anticipated high tide. Police said people should not stand on the shoreline along the route from Putney to Mortlake on Sunday as the wash from the race can be dangerous. The race, between Oxford and Cambridge universities, begins at about 1635 BST.Spectators are also being advised to take public transport as parking spaces will be limited. Scotland Yard said police were working with event organisers to ensure traffic moves smoothly. Putney Bridge and Hammersmith Tube, and Mortlake and Barnes Bridge over ground stations are the closest to the race route.

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