Police will close sections of downtown Cape Girardeau during today's annual Christmas parade. According to a news release from Sgt. Kevin Orr of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, parking will be prohibited beginning at 2 p.m. on the following sections of the city:
* Both sides of Broadway from North West End Boulevard to Main Street
* Main Street from Park Drive to William Street
* North West End Boulevard from Broadway to Parkview Drive
* East side of Perry Avenue from Broadway to Parkview Drive
* Parkview Drive from Perry Avenue to North West End Boulevard
* All of Capaha Park.
Immediately following the parade the closed sections will be reopened. Orr said that vehicles parked in the closed areas after 2 p.m. will be towed at the owner's expense.