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Alert: Traffic in Frederiksted Restricted Wednesday for Blues Cruise

Jan. 15, 2008 — Traffic restrictions will go into effect in Frederiksted Wednesday morning to keep residents and visitors safe when "The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise" docks.
The Holland America Cruise Liner MS Westerdam — dubbed "The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise" — will dock at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Pier from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday. The ship carries a crew of 800 and 2,000 passengers.
The following traffic restrictions will be in effect, said Chief of Police Thomas Hannah in a news release from the V.I. Police Department:
— Strand Street along the waterfront will be closed to the general public from the intersection of Market Street in the vicinity of V.I. Community Bank; and
— Custom House Street in the vicinity of Kentucky Fried Chicken will also be closed at the intersection of King Street from 7 a.m. and extend to the intersection of Hill Street beginning at 5:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Hannah asks drivers to exercise extreme caution downtown and on King Street to Route 53, along the area of Fort Frederik Beach Park to the Paul E. Joseph Stadium, which will experience heavy pedestrian traffic all day as visitors and residents enjoy the beach and a planned blues concert at the Paul E. Joseph Stadium.
"No unauthorized vendors will be permitted to conduct business within 1,000 feet of the Paul E. Joseph Stadium, unless permission is obtained from event organizers or the V.I. Police Department, where applicable," the release said.
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