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Gibbet Hill Road closed: bus on fire

2pm: Gibbet Hill Road re-opened


Gibbet Hill Road is now open as usual following repair work.

Original Message


Gibbet Hill Road is currently closed and will be for several hours to come today. A bus has caught fire, and emergency services vehicles will need access to the road. No one has been injured.

The Social Sciences building and Radcliffe have been evacuated because of the smoke.

While Gibbet Hill Road is closed, we advise that you use alternative routes to get around campus. We'll post more information as it becomes available.

Update: 11am - Diversions in place

The authorities have now put diversions in place to keep traffic flowing around campus. The Road is now open at key locations to allow traffic in and out of campus. Please follow any diversion signs or direction from officers if you're intending to drive.

Update: 11:10am - Stagecoach buses

All Stagecoach buses are running as usual today. There may be delays to buses depending on traffic, but they should still be picking up and dropping off as usual.

Update: 11:15am - National Express buses

All National Express Coventry buses are running as usual (though obviously with delays). At present, National Express buses are only picking up and dropping off at the Arts Centre bus stop.

Update: 11:20am - Campus shuttlebus and post services

The campus shuttlebus will be in operation as usual today but will not stop at the usual Library Road point.

There will be delays to campus postal services today.

Update: 11:30am - Travel De Courcey buses

Travel De Courcey have confirmed that their bus services are running as usual.

Update: 11:35 - Campus shuttlebus

Instead of the Library Road stop, please walk (behind Ramphal) to Scarman Road. The shuttlebus will pick you up opposite WBS, outside Scarman House and then turn left at the roundabout to Student Post Room.

Update: 1:20pm - Repair works underway

Repair works are now underway on Gibbet Hill Road. We currently expect the road to be open as usual by 3pm.