It is all hands on deck for the Sonora Police Department during the Mother Lode Roundup Parade.
Sonora Police Chief Mark Stinson was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
Several streets will be closed and our officers will be working with the CHP in helping to detour traffic before, during and after the parade” said Stinson. The following are the major street closures;
South Washington Street at State Highway 108 will be closed at 8:00 am.
North and South Washington Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
Stockton Road at Green Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
Snell Street at Bonanza Street will be closed at 9:30 am.
School Street between Washington Street and Snell Street will be closed at 9:00 am.
“No parking” will be allowed on Washington Street from Elkin Street to Toby Street, between 5 am and the end of the parade. “No parking” will be allowed on Stockton Road between Washington Street and 70 Stockton Road between, 5 am and the end of the parade. Special signs have been posted for these “No parking” zones. Unfortunately, if you park in these areas your vehicle will be towed.
If you are planning on attending the parade, the Sonora Police Department encourages you to arrive around 9:00 am to save yourself some aggravation and allow you time to find parking.
Once again this year, there will be “No Parking” allowed on the side streets between Washington Street and Green Street and between Washington Street and Stewart Street. This will include Elkin Street, Dodge Street, Jackson Street, Yaney Street, Bradford Street, Theall Street, Linoberg Street Church Street, June Street, Gold Street, Williams Street and Lytton Street. These restrictions will start at 5:00 am and will conclude at the end of the parade. Vehicles parked in these areas will be towed.
Following the conclusion of the parade, the parade route will remain closed for approx. 10-15 minutes to allow spectators to leave the area. Motorists can expect heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic at the conclusion of the parade resulting in delays.
If you have any questions, you may call the Sonora Police Department at 532-8141.
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.