Starkville police close Cotton District area for safety

Starkville police officers will close off an area in the Cotton District during the weekend for safety.

Posted: Aug 29, 2019 6:25 PM
Updated: Aug 29, 2019 6:25 PM

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back in town and football season about to start, starkville police officers want to make sure the city is safe. wtva's nicole dantzler joins us live with how officers plan to ensure the safety of their citizens. more people are out and about in the downtown and cotton district areas. to keep the crowds safe, starkville police officers will close off an area in the cotton district to avoid any accidents. officer brandon lovelady said officers will close off university drive and maxwell street from 10 p-m to 1 a-m on fridays and saturdays. he said because of the heavy foot traffic during this time of year, the department wants to ensure everyone stays safe at night. drivers can expect to see barricades and blue lights blocking off the area. pedestrians will not be able to wander in in the street or have an open container,, since the city already has an ordinance against open container in the streets and on sidewalks. can walk throughout ." brandon lovelady / public information officer, starkville pd) "sometimes they're not acting as a predictable pedestrian and not being as careful as they would usually be crossing the street. this way we have just a closed area where people can feel safe and can walk throughout." lovelady said the closure is open-ended and will be adjusted based on football games and other events. live in starkville. nicole dantzler. wtva nine news. thank you, nicole! the
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