Police issue reminder of alcohol, parking and traffic bans for Mystic Irish Parade

The drum major for the Ancient Order of Hibernian's Pipes and Drums of Newport, R.I., leads the band through downtown Mystic during the 14th annual Mystic Irish Parade on March 19, 2017.  This year's parade will be held Sunday, March 25, 2018. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
The drum major for the Ancient Order of Hibernian's Pipes and Drums of Newport, R.I., leads the band through downtown Mystic during the 14th annual Mystic Irish Parade on March 19, 2017. This year's parade will be held Sunday, March 25, 2018. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Mystic — The Stonington and Groton Town police departments are reminding those who plan to attend Sunday's Mystic Irish Parade of the ban on public consumption of alcohol as well as temporary no-parking areas and road closures.

“In conjunction with the Mystic Irish Parade Foundation, the Stonington and Groton police departments want to remind everyone that this is a family-oriented parade. We would like to ask for your continued support in ensuring we provide a safe, fun environment for all parade participants and spectators,” Stonington police Captain Todd Olson and Groton Deputy Chief Paul Gately wrote in a news release.

“As a reminder, consumption of alcohol of any kind in public areas is not allowed. We hope that you will support us as we work together to provide an alcohol-free event along the parade route.”

The road closures will occur about 12:30 p.m. and remain in effect until approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the parade.

The road closures are as follows: Route 27 from Coogan Boulevard to School Street, Willow Street from Route 27 to Broadway Avenue, Broadway Avenue from Willow Street to East Main Street, East Main Street from Broadway Avenue to the drawbridge, West Main Street from the drawbridge to High Street, Water Street from West Main Street to New London Road, Pearl Street from West Main Street to Clift Street and Gravel Street from West Main Street to Clift Street.

The temporary no-parking order will be effective from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday along the following roads: Route 27 from Coogan Boulevard to School Street, Willow Street from Route 27 to Broadway Avenue, Broadway Avenue from Willow Street to East Main Street, East Main Street from Broadway Avenue to the drawbridge, School Street, Brown Street, West Main Street from the drawbridge to High Street, Water Street from West Main Street to New London Road, High Street between New London Road and West Main Street, New London Road between West Main Street and High Street, Cliff Street west of Pearl Street, Edgecomb Street extending west from Burrows Street, Library Street between West Main Street and Allyn Street, Orchard Lane and Rowland Street.

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