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Women's March: You Need To Know This

Between 4,000 and 10,000 are expected to participate

Home News Tribune / MyCentralJersey.com — January 20, 2018

By Joe Martino
Central Jersey Home News Tribune
USA TODAY NETWORK – NEW JERSEY

MORRISTOWN — The second annual Women's March on New Jersey is expected to draw between 4,000 and 10,000 participants here today.

The rally and march are scheduled to step off at 11 a.m. at Town Hall on South Street.

The march will proceed to the Morristown Green for a second rally that is expected to conclude by 1 p.m.

This year's march coincides with similar rallies across the nation, including large events planned in New York and Las Vegas, and smaller local events in Westfield and Monroe.

The town administration and bureau of police announced security measures earlier this week. Purses and small-sized bags will be allowed, along with bottled water that is sealed as of the start of the march, but the following items are prohibited:

Motorists are urged to plan alternate routes or add additional time to their traffic plans in the area between 9 a.m and 3 p.m.

All road closures are subject to change based upon event volume.

Additional closures may be put into effect as needed throughout the event.

South Street

South Street will be closed in both directions between Hamilton Road and James Street starting at 9 a.m. South Street will be closed from James Street to the Green in both directions from 11 a.m. until the conclusion of the march.

Central Business District / The Green

Parking

Morristown Parking Authority lots will be open and accessible for event parking. For details and locations, visit www.townofmorristown.org/parking.

Restricted Parking

On-street parking will be restricted on the following streets from 7 a.m. until the conclusion of the event:

Participants are encouraged to carpool or use mass transit.

The Women's March on New Jersey 2018 is hosted by Action Together New Jersey, BlueWaveNJ, League of Women Voters of the Morristown Area, Mobilizing Montclair, New Jersey Citizen Action, New Jersey Working Families Alliance, and NJ 11th for Change.

For more information on the march go to www.womensmarchnj2018.com.

Contributing: Staff Writer Peggy Wright

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