Here are a few reminders that the Town of Murphy Police Department would like to share concerning the July 4th Parade and Fireworks Display to be held tomorrow afternoon and night.
1. The "Patriotic Fourth of July Parade" will leave the L&N Depot at 2:00 pm. The procession will then follow Hiwassee St., coming through the traffic light in downtown, to Valley River Ave. It will then end at Konehete Park (ball field side). We recommend that anyone that is planning to watch the parade to be already at your viewing site before 1:45 pm. We will then be closing off the various side streets along the parade route at 1:50 pm. This will allow all other motor vehicle traffic time to exit the parade route before it begins.
2. The July 4th Fireworks will begin after dark. This will also depend on the weather. Once the fireworks begin, due to the volume of spectators in the park, no motor vehicle traffic will be allowed to enter the park. We also want to remind everyone that Conaheeta St., on the ball field side, is One Way. All motor vehicles leaving the park after the fireworks end will have to effect a right hand turn onto Hill St. towards Andrews Rd./Bulldog Dr. No motor vehicles will be allowed to turn left. This is to ease the flow of traffic. People should also allow an extra 25-30 minutes during your travel time due to the amount of traffic we are expecting. Please be patient, we want to make sure that everyone has a safe and good time.
3. As always, we encourage everyone to use the sidewalks and designated crosswalks for their safety. We also recommend parents with small children to have a designated meeting area for their children in the event they were to become separated from you. For pet owners bringing your animals to the fireworks display, please be mindful that they may not enjoy them, or the crowds, as much as you do.
Rain Date for the fireworks is scheduled for July 5th.
The Town of Murphy Police Department wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!!! Thank You, Chief Justin J. Jacobs.