Charlottesville Area Preparing Security Measures for NCAA Championship
As business owners across Charlottesville put their plans in place for Monday night's big basketball game, city police are locking down theirs to help keep everyone safe.
If the University of Virginia wins the NCAA championship game on Monday, April 8, police expect students and community members to flood the streets around the area of the Corner.
That was also the case following the game on Saturday, April 6.
A no-parking zone for University Avenue will also go into effect at 5 p.m. Monday.
Elliewood Avenue and a portion of 14th Street will also be closed starting at 7 p.m.
"We have extra resources on hand - a joint effort between us, the county, UVA, VSP, and other outside agencies,” Tyler Hawn, the Charlottesville Police Department’s spokesman, said. “We do have plans in place to close the streets just like we did on Saturday if that should arise."
Police are warning people to not climb on private property, including the railroad bridge near University Avenue and 14th Street.
Police also remind people that fireworks are illegal in the city.