Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Hangtown Christmas Parade cancelled

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From page A6 | December 05, 2012 | 5 Comments

Placerville Police Department determined that it was unsafe to allow the Hangtown Christmas Parade to continue. There were several determining factors in making this decision, one of which was the weather. The storm drains were being overwhelmed by all the rain fall and there is an extreme amount of pooling water around storm drains throughout the city.

Placerville Police Department is reminding citizens to use caution when driving through the pooled water. The water levels can be deceptive, causing cars to stall in the rising water.

The parade will not be rescheduled.

Placerville Police

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Discussion | 5 comments

  • EldoradoDecember 03, 2012 - 4:54 pm

    Let's see. 34 years of parade with rain, flooding, snow, hail, sideways rain and sleet, just to name a few of the "problems." But the parade, which is advertised "rain or shine," was cancelled this year by the government. Didn't anyone watch the weather forecast that said the rain would let up around 11 or noon on Sunday?

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  • parade loverDecember 05, 2012 - 6:23 am

    Maybe next year before winter sets in the city should clean out the storm drains to eliminate the extreme amount of pooling water. Just a thought.

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  • MikeDecember 05, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    Your previous comments are rediculous!! In case you were not aware there were spots of Main St and Broadway with 4+ inches if standing water, power was out to most of main st until a little after 2pm and gusts of winds 40+ mph during the 11am-1pm hours. So to the PPD Chief and Staff I applaud you for thinking about the thousand + people that would have been in Placerville making and already bad situation worse.

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  • MarieDecember 05, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    I support the decision to cancel the parade but I don't see why it couldn't be rescheduled.....

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  • Steve TapsonDecember 06, 2012 - 6:09 pm

    P'ville had parades before electricity, been in the parade in worse weather, water was not that bad, people walking could avoid water, decision to cancel was asinine.

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