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Sonora, CA — Around 160 entries will be taking part in today’s Mother Lode Roundup Parade.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse reports that the parade will get underway at 10am. The parade is typically viewed as an unofficial homecoming for the community. Sonora Police Chief Mark Stinson’s advice is to “arrive early.”

Below is the list of street closures and other pertinent information as provided by the Sonora PD:

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. 

For a complete list of Roundup activities click here.


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