16th Grand Slam Parade kicks off Monday

A string band plays for cheering crowds during the Grand Slam Parade Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in downtown Williamsport. DAVE KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

The 16th Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade kicks off Monday, welcoming the 20 teams that have made it to the 75th Little League World Series.

Former New York Yankee and Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera will be the grand marshal of the parade.

The parade steps off at 5:30 P.M. at the intersection of Susquehanna and West Fourth Street and proceeds east to the intersection of West Fourth and Market Streets. The downtown festival begins at 4 p.m.

The parade will be broadcast live on WYOU.

Motorists are encouraged to look for alternate routes during this time or schedule additional time to use detours where applicable.

Streets to be impacted and times:

• West Fourth Street between Hepburn and Market streets will be closed from 2 p.m. to the end of the parade.

• Staging area at Hepburn Street to Government Place will be blocked off and monitored for pedestrian traffic only at 2 p.m.

• Vine Avenue will close completely for the staging area at 4 p.m.

• No parking on West Fourth Street between Market and Grier streets at 4 p.m.

• Fourth Street closed from Susquehanna to Rose streets at 4 p.m.

• Begin rolling street closure between Susquehanna and Hepburn streets on Fourth Street at 5:15 p.m.

• Market Street closed between Third and Fourth streets at 6 p.m.

City streets will begin to re-open as soon as the last parade entry passes through the area.

Only the section between Market and West Fourth streets will remain closed until all safety barricades are removed.

Police have asked that anyone who sees anything that might be suspicious contacts an officer or to calls 911.

For additional information, contact Williamsport Director of Public Works Scott Livermore at 570-326-4684 or Williamsport Bureau of Police Chief Justin Snyder at 570-327-7540.


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