News & Events

Date and Time of Release: 4 May 2011

Date and Time of Incident: Saturday, 7 May 2011

Subject: Round-Up Parade
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Saturday, 7th May 2011, 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;

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.

“No parking” will be allowed on Washington St. from Snell St. to 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 conclusion of the parade, parade spectators can expect heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the downtown area.