Streets will close for parade

Published 8:09 am Friday, November 25, 2011

The Troy Police Department is requesting assistance from the public regarding the city Christmas parade and prohibited areas of travel on or around the parade route Monday.

The parade begins at 6 p.m. Monday.

Beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, traffic will be one-way on Elm Street westbound (toward downtown) from Elm at Academy to Elm and Brundidge.

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Park Street at Elm Street to Gamble Street will also be one-way southbound (toward Madison Street) beginning at 5 p.m. Traffic will not be allowed to turn onto Elm Street from any other side street that intersects Elm Street beginning at 5 p.m.

Vehicles that need to drop off parade participants should do so by traveling on George Wallace Drive to Elm Street and westbound on Elm toward downtown. Vehicles may also travel on Academy Street to Elm Street.

All traffic will be turned away from the parade route beginning at 5:30 p.m..

Troy Police Chief Jimmy Ennis asks everyone to be patient and get to your designated area before the parade starts. He

advises that safety is the main concern for spectators and parade participants.

All persons riding floats or moving vehicles must stay on the float or vehicle until the end of the parade where

unloading is permitted.

Throwing candy from floats and vehicles in the parade to spectators will not be permitted. Walkers in the parade can

walk to the curb and hand out candy. “Children get very excited during a parade, so we urge everyone to please be

careful,” Ennis said.

Police officers will be assigned at intersections on and around the parade route to direct traffic and pedestrians

during the parade and the lighting of the Christmas trees.