Start off your New Year with a plan to arrive home safely after the celebrations. If you know your plans include drinking, be sure to designate a sober drive before you leave home. The Winchester Police Department will have extra patrols out tomorrow night and early into Thursday morning and officers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers. The Winchester Police Department has a no tolerance policy when it comes to drinking and driving.
The following streets will be closed beginning at the noted times on New Year’s Eve for First Night Winchester:
4 p.m. Boscawen Street from Braddock Street to Kent Street
East Lane from Woodstock Lane to Cork Street
10:45 p.m. Cameron Street from Cork Street to Piccadilly Street
11:45 p.m. Kent Street from Cork Street to Piccadilly Street
- Vehicles will be allowed to travel south on Kent Street from Piccadilly Street to access the George Washington Autopark only, but will not be allowed to travel south of that location after the designated time that Kent Street is closed. Vehicles may also access the Court Square Autopark by traveling north on Kent Street from Cork Street, but will not be allowed past that location.
The streets will reopen at the conclusion of the fireworks once pedestrian traffic has had a chance to clear out of the area. This normally occurs around 12:30 a.m.
We wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!