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March 13, 2015

Philly roads to close for parades this Sunday

St. Patrick's Day parade will be one of two closing streets that day

It may be wise to plan your errands for Saturday this weekend.

Downtown Philadelphia will be a place for celebration on Sunday with partygoers clad in green for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. And Chinatown will also be hosting the HOYU parade, a celebration to honor the dead, on the same day.

Each celebration will force street closures, according to the police.

Here’s what you need to avoid driving on Sunday for the St. Patrick's parade:

•J.F.K. Boulevard – 16th Street to Schuylkill Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
•16th Street – Market Street to Ben Franklin Parkway from 12 to 3:00 p.m.
•Ben Franklin Parkway – 16th Street to Eakins Oval from 12 to 4 p.m.

In addition, starting at 9 a.m. and ending mid-afternoon, the HOYU parade will also shut down parts of the city. Part of 10th street at Race Street and the 1300 block of Wood Street will be closed for set up, the police said. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.

According to police:

The parade will start … from 1234 Wood Street, east on Wood Street to 10th Street, south on 10th Street to Race Street, east on Race Street to 9th Street, south on 9th Street to Arch Street, west on Arch Street to 11th Street, north on 11th Street to Cherry Street, east on Cherry Street to 10th Street, west on Cherry Street to 11th Street, north on 11th Street to Wood Street, west on Wood Street to the end at 1234 Wood Street.