By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – Nearly 1,000 Shriners from all over eastern Canada and parts of the United States will be descending upon Cornwall during the Shriners Parade.
© Adam Brazeau
The Shriners Parade is scheduled on Sat., Sept. 21. Make sure you mark your calendar.
The Cornwall Community Police Service is advising the public of upcoming traffic detours happening during the Shriners Parade on Sat., Sept. 21.
According to police, these detours are necessary in order to ensure the safety of pedestrians attending and leaving the event. Detours are strategically put into place to avoid any injuries between pedestrians, vehicles and parade participants.
On the parade route, officers will be redirecting traffic and barriers will be added to ensure everyone’s safety.
Traffic detours will be located at:
Montreal Rd. from Danis St. to Water St. and Pitt St. intersections will be closed to vehicle traffic on Sat., Sept. 21 between 12:30p.m. and 4p.m.
Motorists that are required to drive on Water St. and Montreal Rd. are encouraged to do so before 12:30p.m. Vehicle operators are asked to use Marlborough St. at Water St. in the event the parade path needs to be crossed. Police will be on site to ensure safe crossings. No traffic is permitted to travel east or west bound on the parade route.
Parking restrictions will be enforced so emergency services will have full access to the parade route, in case of an emergency. Vehicle owners, who don’t comply with the parking by-law, will be subject to fines and towing at their expense.