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Police From Reno PD WCSO and UNR Prepare for New Year’s Eve Crowds

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 30, 2022 10:40 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – For the New Year’s celebration, throngs of people have congregated in downtown Reno for years. All of it includes pyrotechnics.

But anyone who has observed this occurrence can tell that these folks are not lingering outside for long periods of time to obtain a good view of the fireworks.

“People come running out ten minutes before the fireworks, walkthrough for ten minutes and go back inside,” says Lt. Ryan Connelly with Reno Police Department.

Depending on the weather outdoors, such process can be shortened even more.

According to Lieutenant Connelly, the weather will also affect whether or not the throng falls below the 8,000 to 10,000 individuals predicted.

“If the pass is closed due to the weather you will see smaller crowds for these types of events,” says Lt. Connelly.

According to the RPD lieutenant in charge of special events, crowd sizes have returned to what they were prior to COVID.

He claims that New Year’s Eve crowds are often rather accommodating. Children are frequently brought by families, and most people are aware of the regulations. That includes not parking illegally, having open containers in the city, or operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

At 10:00 p.m., Virginia Street will be shut down from Second Street to Fifth Street. But beginning at 8 p.m., those closures will happen one at a time.

P.D. of Reno On New Year’s Eve in downtown Reno, deputies from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and UNR Police will cooperate.

After the event, cleanup will be the responsibility of the City of Reno, and it usually takes under one hour.

Credits: KOLO TV

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