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Saturday, November 26, 2016


WELLSBORO—For Wellsboro’s Dickens of a Christmas celebration, streets will be closed to traffic and parking on Saturday, Dec. 3. Free parking will be available as well as parking for a fee. Also offered is a free shuttle service into and out of Wellsboro. There is also a designated emergency route for ambulances.

Streets closed
Starting at 8 a.m. and continuing through 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, the following streets will be closed: Main Street from the East Avenue traffic light to the Central Avenue traffic light and Crafton and Waln streets from Pearl Street to Water Street.

Overnight Parking
By 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, all vehicles must be removed from Main, Crafton and Waln streets. Those planning to park overnight in one of the areas that will be closed to traffic should make other parking arrangements. Those who don't, risk having their vehicles towed at their expense.

Free parking
Wellsboro Borough is allowing free parking at all metered spots within the community on Dickens Saturday, Dec. 3. Those parking at meters at Wellsboro’s municipal parking lots on Water Street and Pearl Street will not be ticketed during the celebration; however, the Wellsboro Police Department will strictly enforce all other parking restrictions.

Free parking will also be available at the following locations: the Tioga County Commissioners parking lot at the Tioga County Courthouse, Main Street, Wellsboro; at the Wellsboro Borough municipal parking lots on Water and Pearl streets as well as at the parking lot behind the Wellsboro Senior Center next to Packer Park on Queen Street.

Parking for a fee
Parking for a small fee to benefit local, nonprofit groups will be available at locations throughout the community.

Free Shuttle Services
Benedict’s Bus Service is providing free bus shuttle services to the downtown festivities during Dickens of a Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 3 only.

School buses will operate continuously between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to shuttle visitors to downtown Wellsboro from the Wellsboro Plaza on Route 6 (East Avenue) and from the Wellsboro High School on Nichols Street. The shuttles will also transport visitors back to the Wellsboro Plaza and to Wellsboro High School.

Emergency Route
Walnut Street has been designated an “Emergency Route” for ambulances traveling to Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department on Dickens weekend. No parking will be permitted along the Emergency Route.

For more information, call the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce at 570-724-1926.

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