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City of Gardiner Public Safety Department
Saturday December 1st, 2018 :: 08:18 a.m. EST


Parade today. Water st closed 3pm

**Parade of Lights 2018**

**Traffic Detours, Delays & Road Closures**

The 2018 Parade of Lights is TODAY 12/1. The parade starts at the bottom of Winter St. at its intersection of Water 430 pm. The parade route is from Winter/Water St. through the down town portion of Water St. through the Main Avenue intersection, by Reny's to the Waterfront entrance located across the street from the Library. The parade will last approximately 1/2 an hour.

Important things to consider or remember -
* All vehicles must be moved off Water St. by 3pm TODAY
*Water St. will be closed from Winter St. to Vine St. for approximately 45 minutes.
*Traffic will be stopped during the parade
*Traffic will get backed up during the parade
*Traffic from the G/R Bridge area should take Highland Ave or Spring St. to avoid the area
*Traffic from Brunswick Ave, should avoid the area and consider using Washington or Central and go to West Hill.
*Traffic from South G. will be routed up Vine around the Common and should take Washington or Central to West Hill.
*The 1 way portion of Water St. will not open back up until after the tree is lit and it is safe to do so.
*Plan on there being a lot of pedestrians in the area even after the parade
*Plan your alternate route ahead of time and leave yourself plenty of time to make adjustments
*Plan where you will park
*Remember to stay in the Holiday spirit as that is what this parade is about!

City of Gardiner Public Safety Department
6 Church St
Gardiner, ME 04345

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 207-582-5150

Chief James M. Toman
Gardiner PD

Water St
Gardiner, ME 04345

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