Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 10, 2012 1:40 PM EDT
Eyewitness News Photo
, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Charleston police are urging drivers to use caution because of a United Mine Workers of America rally scheduled Tuesday at Haddad Riverfront Park.
The rally is set to begin at the park about 11:30 a.m. and then participants are planning to march to the Robert C. Byrd Federal Courthouse, according to a news release from the Charleston Police Department.
As a result, Virginia Street East at Clendenin Street will be closed from about 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic on Truslow and Goshorn streets will be restricted to local traffic only. The rally in Haddad Park is scheduled to begin about 11:30 a.m., so drivers along Kanawha Boulevard are advised to be cautious about buses and vans that will be unloading next to Haddad Park.
Traffic on Kanawha Boulevard will be stopped when the march begins, at about 1 p.m., and Court Street between the Boulevard and Virginia Street also will be closed while people march from Haddad Park to the federal courthouse.
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