Tunkhannock residents are being alerted to possible traffic delays which may result during the presentation of ‘Journey to Bethlehem’ by the Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. (See story page 7.) The event will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, between the hours of 6 and 9 each evening.
It will necessitate the closure of a limited number of borough streets while wagons take visitors to eight biblical sites located at various borough properties, where events surrounding the Christmas story are acted out.
‘Local Traffic Only’ signs will be located at the following intersections: Putnam and Tioga, Slocum and Tioga, Stark and Wyoming, and Harrison and Wyoming.
Those needing to travel on those streets may do so with the understanding that manned traffic cones will be in place further on at the intersections of Harrison and Warren, Putnam and Marion, Warren and Church Streets, Harrison and Slocum and Slocum and Clay streets.
During the intervals between the passage of the Journey to Bethlehem wagons, traffic will be allowed through.
Tunkhannock Borough Police Chief Keith Carpenter urges residents to exercise caution and patience while Journey to Bethlehem takes place.
The wait to proceed through closed intersections will be as brief as possible. For the sake of convenience, it is recommended that alternate routes be considered.
Last year more than 600 people attended the free event.
Due to the overwhelming success of the effort, it is expected that there will be an even larger number of people coming to this year’s production.
It is hoped that there will be a community holiday spirit that will help make both evenings go smoothly for