Road Closures For East Ridge Christmas Parade Nov. 23

Friday, November 15, 2013

The city of East Ridge will hold its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 23.  Line-up begins at 4 p.m. on Germantown Road from Ringgold Road north toward I-24, with the parade stepping off at 6:30 p.m.   

Ringgold Road will shut down at 6 p.m. from Donaldson Road to Moore Road.  Germantown Road will be closed to all southbound traffic (except vehicles in the parade) beginning at 4 p.m.  Only one northbound lane of Germantown will be open for traffic and for dropping off participants in the parade.  

Do no try to go southbound on Germantown if you are dropping off parade participants.  The parade will end at Tombras Avenue.

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