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APD’s Halloween safety plan for Sixth Street
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by Tai Moses
In an effort to keep All Hallows’ Eve safe and family friendly, the Austin Police Department has issued some rules for those inclined to celebrate the holiday on Sixth Street. According to a city press release, “Sixth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Brazos Street to the West Frontage of IH-35. Cross streets will be closed between Fifth and Seventh streets. Closures should be completed by 6 p.m. and towing of vehicles parked on Sixth Street and cross streets (Brazos, San Jacinto, Trinity, Neches, Red River and Sabine) will begin at 6 p.m.” The Interstate 35 southbound Eighth/Third Street exit and I-35 northbound Sixth Street exit may also be closed, and if the crowds swell, APD may close additional exit ramps as well. (If your car is towed during this period, you will be able to find it on AutoReturn.com.) APD reminds celebrants that open containers of alcohol and glass containers are prohibited on Sixth Street, as are illegal weapons of any kind. As a deterrent to drinking and driving, the police department will be conducting a No Refusal initiative, which means that police officers may obtain instant search warrants for blood samples from impaired individuals who refuse Breathalyzer tests. Trick or treat!
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