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Rose Parade Spectators Prepare To Secure Spots Along Route

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PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Spectators Monday prepared to secure their permanent spots along the 124th Tournament of Roses parade route.

CBS2’s Louisa Hodge reports that beginning at noon, parade-goers may move into their viewing locations along the 5.5 mile stretch in Pasadena.

Hodge spoke with spectators who braved cold temperatures to grab ideal viewing locations early Monday. Among them, Isabel and Andrew.

“It’s lots of fun and we have family members who are gonna do shifts so we’re not going to be here all day and the kids enjoy it so we come every year,” Isabel said.

Hodge reports that the use of glass containers is prohibited and bonfires and fireworks won’t be allowed.

Other parade restrictions include the requirement that small, professionally manufactured barbeques be elevated above the ground and placed 25 feet from buildings. Also, tents larger than 10-by-10 may not be placed in front of or behind vehicles.

The city of Pasadena has released the following street closures:

• Parade route and adjacent streets one block north and south will be closed 7 a.m. through 11 a.m. Tuesday.
• Streets in the formation area including Pasadena Avenue north of California and the Colorado Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. on Monday until 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
• Orange Grove Boulevard between Colorado Boulevard and Columbia Street closed from 8 p.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Tuesday.
• Altadena Drive between Orange Grove Boulevard and Cooley Place closed beginning 5 a.m. Monday through 1:30 p.m.

Click here for a map of street closures.

RELATED STORY: What You Need To Know: The 124th Annual Rose Parade

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