Police issue rules, road closures for Days of '47 parade

Police issue rules, road closures for Days of '47 parade

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake City police say several city streets will be closed and some special city rules will be in place for the annual July 24 Days of '47 Parade.

Friday is Pioneer Day, a state holiday set aside to honor the pioneers who settled Utah in 1847. Road closures begin at 5 a.m. Friday along the route which begins downtown and snakes through the city to Liberty Park.

Parts of Main Street, 200 East and 900 South will be closed to traffic until noon when the parade ends.

Spectators can being lining city streets to reserve parade seating after 8 p.m. Thursday. Spectators are prohibited from blocking seating for groups and blocking access to private property or public sidewalks.

Parking is also banned on the parade route beginning Thursday night.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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