Christmas events will disrupt Clanton traffic

Published 3:27 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Clanton Police Department wants to remind residents of the upcoming Christmas celebrations in the city and to make the public aware of some possible traffic disruptions.

Parking spaces around Downtown Corner Park, at the intersection of Sixth Street and Second Avenue North, will be blocked off for the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Thursday at 6 p.m., CPD Chief Brian Stilwell said in a release.

PARADE ROUTE (click to enlarge)

Clanton officers will also block off Sixth Street from Second Avenue North to the alley located near C&C Trophy at 4:45 p.m. This section of Sixth Street will remain closed until the event is over.

The city’s annual Christmas parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday. A copy of the map route is shown at right.

Assembly for the parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Park Plaza shopping center and in the parking lots surrounding Clanton City Park.

Stilwell said motorists should expect heavy traffic beginning at 4:30 p.m. and should use caution.

Streets along the parade route will be closed at 5:45 p.m. and will remain closed until after the parade.

CPD officers will be at all main intersections helping direct traffic.

“Events like these are what make Clanton great,” Stilwell said in the release. “We encourage everyone to use a little patience when traveling during this time, and if you can, use an alternate route to avoid these traffic delays.”