Stay Off Closed Roads, Police Say

If a sign says the road is closed, police are asking you to listen.

St. Thomas Police charged several drivers over the weekend for ignoring a closed road sign.

Police have blocked off northbound traffic at the Balaclava St.  Bridge, and traffic is being re-routed to protect people working on the bridge.

But, the Police Service says drivers are ignoring the sign and continuing to drive northbound.

Over the weekend, officers ticketed seven drivers for disobeying the sign. St. Thomas Police say they will be vigilantly monitoring the area to make sure drivers are paying attention to the sign and taking the detour route around.