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Surrey and Hampshire's roads will fall silent as football's coming home

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Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 1:37pm 11th July 2018.

Surrey and Hampshire's road are set to fall somewhat silent as England take on Croatia tonight at the World Cup in Russia. 

An analysis by Highways England shows the roads will be much quieter than they usually are midweek at 7pm. 

It shows on each of the England match days so far, comparing an hour before kick-off to two hours after, demand reduced by up to 33%. 

The roads were not busier than normal immediately before or after the games either, suggesting people are often choosing not to travel, or to travel at completely different times rather than earlier or later in the day. 

Frank Bird, one of Highways England’s emergency planning officers, said:

"When England played Columbia we noticed traffic levels drop by about a third so we’re anticipating similar on Wednesday.

If you’re on the road – please drive safely and keep your focus on the journey. And then we look forward to doing it all again on Sunday!" 




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