OPERATORS of a Saturday bus service between Skipton and Harrogate have announced a temporary change to the route during the closure of the A59 at Kex Gill for safety reasons.

Following last Friday's full closure, after a crack at the side of the carriageway got worse, the Saturday DalesBus 59 between Skipton and Harrogate ran a revised route, which will continue until the road is reopened.

A spokesperson for DalesBus said: "Buses will run via Ilkley and Otley, and will not call at Bolton Bridge or Blubberhouses. They will depart from Skipton Bus Station at 11am and at 5pm, and from Harrogate Bus Station at 9.30am and 3.30pm stopping only at Skipton Bus Station, Skipton High Street, The Bailey, Embsay Road Junction, Overdale Park, Chelker Reservoir, Ilkley Skipton Road, Otley Grove Hill Park and Harrogate Bus Station. The latest updates will be posted online at www.dalesbus.org.