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Latest info from Valparaiso Police today:
~ Traffic Alert ~
Opening Parade for NSA Girls Fast Pitch World Series -- The Valparaiso Police Department is issuing a traffic alert for this afternoon and early evening for the downtown and surrounding areas of Valparaiso.
Starting at 4pm this afternoon roadways in the downtown area will be closing in preparation for the National Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch World Series parade and opening ceremony at Central Park located in downtown Valparaiso. A parade will begin this evening starting at 6pm with an estimated 3000 softball players participating in the parade.
The parade will begin at 6:00 pm at Central School (located at the corner of Franklin St/ Institution St.) and proceed southbound on Franklin St. to Lincolnway Ave. The parade will then turn westbound on Lincolnway and proceed to Central Park located at the corner of Linconlway and Lafayette St.
Travel through the downtown area will be greatly restricted during this time and motorist should plan alternative routes of travel during this time. All downtown restrictions should be concluded by 9 p.m. tonight.


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The NSA Girls Fast Pitch World Series is coming to Northwest Indiana this week, with opening ceremonies -- and a number of road restrictions -- in downtown Valparaiso tonight (Mon Jul 23 2012).  Three-thousand athletes, ages 8-18, will take part in the softball tournament in various locations throughout Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties. The anticipated attendance with family members is approximately 8000-10,000 visitors. Monday evening a parade steps off from Central School in Valparaiso at approximately 6 pm, ending at Central Park Plaza where the Opening Ceremonies will be held until 9. The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority says the parade will result in limited available parking downtown and road closures from about 4- 7pm Monday evening.

Street closings include:
Erie St. from Washington St. to Franklin St.
Chicago St. from Franklin St. to Morgan Blvd.
Jefferson St. from Washington St. to Franklin St.
Lincolnway from Lafayette St. to Michigan St.
Lafayette St. from Lincolnway to Indiana Ave.
For more information about the NSA Girls Fast Pitch World Series, visit www.Southshorecva.com/NSA
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