News & Events

Date and Time of Release: 9 May 2012

Date and Time of Incident: Saturday, 12 May 2012

Subject: Round-Up Parade
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Saturday, 12th May 2012, 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 will be closed before and during the parade, which people need to keep in mind if they are planning on attending the parade or trying to get through town. Detours will be posted for those streets that are closed. The following are the major street closures for the parade;

South Washington St. at State Highway 108 will be closed to all traffic 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. at Bonanza will be closed to all traffic at 9:30 am.

School St. between Washington St. and Snell St. will be closed at 9:00 am.

“No parking” will be allowed on Washington St. from Snell St. to Williams Street, 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.

If you are planning on attending the parade, the Sonora Police Department encourages you to arrive around 9:00 am to save yourself some aggravation and allow you time to find parking.

The only new street closure for the 2012 Round-Up Parade is the closure of School Street. School Street is being closed to provide the parade participants a safe place to disembark from their floats and entries.

Following the conclusion of the parade, parade spectators can expect heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the downtown area for about 40-50 minutes.