Traffic impact for late Sheriff's funeral

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, along with City traffic engineers and the Citizens Office, are coordinating with the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office regarding funeral plans for the late Chatham County Sheriff Al St. Lawrence.

"Hundreds of sheriffs, police chiefs, law enforcement officers and dignitaries are expected to attend the funeral on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Cathedral in downtown Savannah," says Michelle Gavin, community relations administrator for SCMPD.

Parking will be prohibited on Abercorn Street between Gordon and Liberty streets and on Lincoln Street between Gordon and Liberty streets beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The roads will be closed to motorists beginning at 11 a.m.

A processional will take place following the funeral service from the Cathedral to Bonaventure Cemetery. Law Enforcement officers will be blocking traffic at intersections on Liberty Street, Wheaton Street, Skidaway Road and Bonaventure Road.

"Officers will be working diligently to reopen the roads as quickly as possible," police say.

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