Police Exercise Results in Road Closure Signs near York Minster
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Police Exercise Results in Road Closure Signs near York Minster

Yellow and black signs around York Minster are a prelude to ‘Exercise Obtunidity’, spotted at Bootham Bar and leading to Duncombe Place.

Street level signs indicate road closures between 4pm and midnight on Monday, January 22, while parking suspensions will be in effect from 11am to midnight on the same day.

What we know:

‘Obtundity’ is the designated name for a training exercise around York Minster on January 22, led by police and involving emergency services and the City of York Council.

Another of the signs in Duncombe Place (Image: Kevin Glenton)

Residents and businesses have been informed, and the exercise has been scheduled for a Monday evening in order to minimize disruption. According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, ‘obtund’ means ‘to blunt or deaden’, and ‘obtundity’ is described as a noun in the Collins English Dictionary, indicating the state of having numbed or less sharp senses.