Several streets will be closed today for city's St. Patrick's Day parade

March 15, 1998

Baltimore's annual St. Patrick's Day parade -- expected to draw a crowd of 200,000 -- will begin at 2 p.m. today at Charles and Centre streets. The parade will head south on Charles Street to Pratt Street and turn east on Pratt, disbanding at Market Place.

The three-hour parade will begin forming at 1 p.m. next to the Washington Monument. Charles Street traffic will be diverted east on Centre Street to Calvert Street. Charles Street will be closed between Conway and Madison streets at 1: 30 p.m. At the same time, Centre Street traffic will be diverted south onto Cathedral Street.

At 2: 45 p.m., Pratt Street will be closed at Howard Street, and South Street will be closed at Lombard Street.

From noon until 5 p.m., parking will be prohibited on these streets:

Mount Vernon Place from St. Paul Street to Cathedral Street on both sides.

Cathedral Street from Madison Street to Monument Street on the east side.

Charles Street from Madison Street to Pratt Street on both sides.

Market Place from Pratt Street to Lombard Street on both sides.

Pratt Street from Gay Street to Market Place on the north side.

Centre Street from Howard Street to Charles Street on both sides.

Pub Date: 3/15/98

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