News & Events

Date and Time of Release: 5 May 2010

Date and Time of Incident: Saturday 8 May 2010

Subject: Round Up Parade
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Saturday, 8th May 2010, will be the annual Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Posse, Mother Lode Round Up Parade. This event draws thousands of visitors to the downtown area of Sonora.

Several streets are closed before and during the parade, which people need to keep in mind if they are planning on attending the parade or planning on traveling through the downtown. Detours will be posted for those streets that are closed. The following are the major road closures;

South Washington St. and State Highway 108 will be closed at 8:00 am.

North and South Washington St. will be closed to all traffic at 9:30 am.

Stockton Rd. at Green St. will be closed to all traffic at 9:30 am.

Snell St. will be closed at Bonanza to all traffic at 9:30 am.

No parking will be allowed on Washington St. between Snell St. and State Highway 108, between 5 am and the end of the parade. No parking will be allowed on Stockton Rd. between Washington St. and Lower Save Mart, 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.

Following the parade, parade spectators can expect heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the downtown area. However, the congestion normally only lasts for approximately 30 minutes.