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Road Closures Planned for Friday's Tree Lighting

The annual holiday event in Newtown draws thousands. Here's what roads will be closed and where there will be no parking allowed.


The Newtown Police Department has issued no parking orders and road closures to protect the thousands of people who are expected to attend the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday.

The tree lighting will take place at Ram Pasture, on the corner of routes 25 and 302, on Friday, Nov. 30. The road closures and parking bans will be in effect from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. that evening.

According to a press release from the police department, the orders are as follows:

  • No motor vehicles (except for emergency vehicles) wil be allowed on Elm Drive between Route 302 (Sugar Street) and Borough Lane (road closed).
  • No parking on Elm Drive between Route 302 and Borough Lane
  • No parking on Hawley Road
  • No parking on Route 25 between Borough Lane and Glover Avenue
  • No parking on Route 302 between Main Street and Elm Drive
  • No parking in the driveway off Route 302 that goes behind the Pleasance and leads to the rear lot of the police department

The effected areas will be marked off using police barricades, traffic cones and no parking signs, the report states. Police officers will be posted at key positions to assist pedestrians and motorists. Any vehicles in violation of the parking bans may be towed, police said.

Residents are encouraged to park at Edmond Town Hall and other nearby available public parking spaces. The tree lighting will take place at approximately 6 p.m. and, as in year's past, will include live entertainment and special guests.

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