Georgia Day Parade to affect downtown traffic on Friday

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Downtown traffic will be affected for several hours Feb. 9 as Savannah Police close roads for the annual Georgia Day Parade, scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m.

As part of the annual commemoration of the founding of the Georgia colony of February 12, 1733 by James Edward Oglethorpe, students, musicians, local dignitaries, and costumed historical figures will march through Savannah’s squares from Forsyth Park to City Hall along Bull Street.

As is also part of the annual event, there will be a brief ceremony in front of City Hall once all of those participating in the parade have arrived.

Bay Street will be closed between Whitaker Street and Price Street from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will disperse from the intersection of Bay Street and Bull Street once the ceremony concludes.

Police say traffic flow should be returned to normal by 1 p.m. tomorrow.




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