Road closures and safety tips for Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade

NEWTON — There will be a variety of road closures in Surrey this Saturday as part of the annual Vaisakhi Parade.

Access to 128th Street and road sections along the parade route will be impacted most significantly.

In addition to road closures to accomodate the parade, there will be other traffic disruptions, restricted access and temporary parking restrictions.

Increased delays should be expected for travel through and within the area between 72nd to 88th avenues and from Scott Road to King George Boulevard.

Vaisakhi parade organizers say the road closures will be in effect from roughly 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CLICK HERE FOR A STORY ABOUT THIS YEAR’S PARADE

Meanwhile, Surrey RCMP say every year police respond to dozens of incidents of missing children at the Vaisakhi parade after they become separated from their parents.

Surrey RCMP reminds parents to have conversations with their children before attending the event and provides these tips:

·         Familiarize your children with their surroundings and have a pre-planned meeting place.

·         Equip your child with some form of identification and your contact information.

·         Point out the Surrey RCMP’s missing children’s tent and emergency services personnel.

·         Keep a current photo of your child on you in case you need to describe them to police.

·         Keep your child within eyesight at all times.

For more information visit Surreyvaisakhiparade.ca.

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