NOTE: This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

SAVANNAH, GA (February 11, 2013): The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic Unit will close several Downtown roads to vehicle traffic along the Georgia Day Parade route.

Beginning at 8 A.M. on Tuesday, February 12, Gaston Street between Drayton and Whitaker Streets will serve as the drop-off area for school buses transporting parade participants to the staging area.

A moving road block will be set up along Bull street between Charlton Street and Bryan Street. Officers will be positioned at: Liberty Street, Broughton Street and Oglethorpe Avenue to deter vehicle traffic as parade participants pass these posts. Traffic flow will resume as participants clear the specified intersections.

Detours will be arranged on Bay Street between Drayton and Whitaker Streets. Westbound vehicles will be sent southbound on Price Street. Bay Street’s Eastbound traffic will be sent southbound on Whitaker Street. Near City Hall, Bay Street will be limited to one lane of westbound traffic to accommodate the event stage during its setup and removal processes.

Marked “no parking zones” will be set up until the event ends in the following areas: Bull Street between Bryan and Bay Streets, the school bus unloading zone at Gaston Street between Drayton and Whitaker Streets, and the school bus parking area on both sides of Bay Street between Bull and Habersham Streets. No parking zones will be marked by SCMPD officers Monday afternoon.

For further details contact the SCMPD Public Affairs Office at 912-651-6666.