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River Street closing proves effective

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Closing a section of River Street to traffic on Friday and Saturday nights has proven effective, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro police.

Downtown Precinct officers began closing River St. behind City Hall and reversing traffic flow on the Drayton St. ramp to direct vehicles up to Bay St. at 10:30 p.m. Friday. They re-opened the street at about 4 a.m.

Police were responding to complaints from businesses, residents and visitors that heavy traffic was creating problems and endangering pedestrians. Loud music, confrontational situations and other issues were created by vehicles cruising on the street.

The closure will be trimmed back from 4 a.m. to 3 a.m. when businesses close and traffic slows.

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