Special traffic enforcement for Earthquake Festival planned

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The Winters Police Department, with help from neighboring law enforcement agencies, will be at the Earthquake Festival on Friday, Aug. 25, and surrounding areas on foot and bicycle patrols to ensure the festival remains a safe and fun event for everyone. The California Highway Patrol will also have personnel on hand in Winters specifically to be on the lookout for drunk drivers

“Please do not drink and drive,” advises Winters Police Chief John Miller. “If you plan on drinking, please use a designated driver or arrange for other transportation.”

The following road closures, detours and special parking instructions will be in place:

Road closures: Railroad Avenue from Abbey Street to Russell Street and Main Street from First Street to East Main Street at Elliot Street will be closed to traffic at 3 p.m. to start setting up for the event

Detours: Southbound Railroad Avenue traffic will be detoured onto Abbey Street to First Street to Russell Street and vice versa for northbound traffic. Eastbound Main Street traffic will be detoured onto First Street to Abbey Street to Elliott Street and vice versa for westbound E. Main Street traffic.

Parking: The streets within the boundaries of Railroad Avenue from Abbey Street to Russell Street and Main Street from First Street to E. Main Street at Elliot Street will be posted prior to the event advising “No Parking” on Aug. 25 after 3 p.m. The area will start being cleared of any parked vehicles beginning at 3 p.m. Any parked vehicles in the area may be towed.

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