OCEAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TO EXPECT DELAYS ON ST. PATTY’S PARADE DAY
The Ocean City Police Department is reminding citizens to expect traffic delays this St. Patrick’s Day, as the Delmarva Irish-American Club host their 32ndAnnual Parade and Festival. The tradition, which has become one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the state, will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013, and begins at 12 noon at 58th Street and marches south on Coastal Highway to the 45th Street Shopping Center.
Residents and visitors are likely to see traffic delays on southbound Coastal Highway as early as 9 a.m. and should expect congestion until 2 p.m. To avoid traffic delays, viewers are urged to arrive before 10:30 a.m. and to view the parade from 58thStreet south to 45th Street. Ocean City Police are highly recommending motorists entering the Town of Ocean City to use Maryland Route 50, as traffic is not expected to be as heavy.
In addition, heavy pedestrian traffic is also expected along the parade route and in surrounding areas. Pedestrians are encouraged to use the crosswalk and cross with caution.
Ocean City Police Dept.