Date and Time of Release: 6 May 2015
Date and Time of Incident: Saturday, 9 May 2015
Subject: Round-Up Parade Street Closures and No Parking Zones
Saturday, 9th May 2015, will be the annual Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse, Mother Lode Round-Up Parade. This event will bring thousands of visitors to the downtown area of Sonora.
Several streets will be closed before and during the parade. People need to plan ahead if they are attending the parade or trying to get through town during the parade. Detours will be posted for those streets that will be closed. The following are the major street closures before and during the parade;
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!
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!
If you are planning on attending the parade, the Sonora Police Department encourages you to arrive before 9:00 am. This will allow you time to find parking and get settled before the majority of the street closures occur. Once the street closures occur, vehicles will not be allowed into the parade route area, even if you are a participant in the parade and running late.
Following 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.
If you have any questions, you may call the Sonora Police Department at 532-8141.