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Roads will be blocked

In Selma most of are used to zipping around town with very little traffic. Already, the crowds have grown and with them the vehicles that bring them here.

There’s a little discomfort because some of Selma’s main thoroughfares are closed.

The Edmund Pettus Bridge will close off and on over the the weekend for events commemorating the 1965 Bloody Sunday and the march from Selma to Montgomery which followed.

Residents of Selma should take care, slow down and look out for the other guy.

Many won’t know where they’re going. Others might block favorite parking places or sites. Sure, the road closures would be a hassle.

But, we have company. We need to look out for them.

Please, drive courteously and slowly. Watch out for other drivers and for children crossing the streets.

While you’re driving, watch out for pedestrians who might not see you.

Safety means we don’t have tragic stories of automobile accidents coming out of the police report during the weekend.

Above all, enjoy this 45th anniversary of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee.