NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Wendell Johnson
Public Affairs Administrator
(256) 427-7043
   
Special Operations
(256) 427-7157
North Precinct
(256) 746-4111
West Precinct 
(256) 427-5461
 South Precinct
(256) 213-4503

                      
 

 

Huntsville Police Announce Whistle Stop Street Closings

 

Huntsville, Alabama (April 30 2008) Huntsville Police announced the street closings for this weekendís annual Whistle Stop Festival. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said the event will be held on the grounds of the Historic Downtown Huntsville Depot including surrounding streets and parking lots.

 

Johnson said the following streets will be closed starting 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2008: The outside northbound lane of Church Street starting at the railroad tracks to 100 feet south of Monroe Street. Monroe Street between Church Street and Jefferson Street, Spragins Street between Church Street and Jefferson Street, Spragins Street between Monroe Street and Holmes Avenue. The right turn lane of Jefferson Street from the eastbound I-565 exit ramp to Monroe Street is also included. All streets will be re-opened by 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2008.

 

Johnson said the Whistle Stop Festival will be open to the public on Friday, May 2nd   from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 3rd from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Johnson added while the family festival has had no previous problems, Police encourage motorists to use parking lots that are well lit, ensure vehicles are locked and donít leave valuable items in plain site inside your car. Lock them away inside of you trunk.