SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Preparations are set for the Hometown Heroes Parade in Sacramento on Friday.
The parade will honor the heroism of Anthony Sadler, 23; Spencer Stone, 23; and Alek Skarlatos, 22 who helped subdue the man carrying a handgun and an assault rifle back in August.
The event gets underway at noon on 3rd Street and heads east and turns right on 9th Street. It then turns left on N Street and left again on 10th Street, ending with a celebration at the steps of the west steps of the State Capitol.
If you don’t want to brave the triple-digit heat, you can watch the parade, live right here. It’s also being broadcast live on CW31.
Sacramento police have issued the following road closures and parking restrictions:
- Capitol Mall will be closed to all traffic (11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.) during the parade.
- 10th St will be closed to all traffic between N and L Streets (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.).
- 10th St between N and L (all day Friday)
- 9th St between L and N (6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
- Around Crocker Park (6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
- Sacramento also offers parking meters, lots and garages at various rates.
Yolobus routes traveling through Downtown Sacramento will be rerouted from 11:30 a.m. 1 pm. Yolobus will resume normal service after 1:00 pm. The affected bus routes include:
• Route 42A/42B – Intercity
• Route 40 – West Sacramento Local
• Route 41 – West Sacramento Local
• Route 240 – West Sacramento Shuttle
The following bus stops will not be served from 11:30 am till 1:00 pm on Friday, September 11th 2015:
• 5th St at G St. (Northbound and Southbound)
• 3rd St at G St. (Northbound and Southbound)
• Tower Bridge Gateway & Raley Field (Eastbound and Westbound)
• W. Capitol Ave & Hotel
• N St. at 4th
• N St. at 7th
• 9th St. at L
• 5th St. at Capitol Mall
• Capitol Mall at 7th
• Capitol Mall at 3rd
• Capitol Mall at Front (Eastbound and Westbound)
- Regional Transit Buses to downtown operate daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. every 12 to 75 minutes
- Light rail trains start at 4 a.m. with services every 15 minutes
- Light rail lines will feed into 7th and Capitol as well as 8th and Capitol
- Sacramento State students can take Gold Line from University/65th Street for Free with valid One Card
- Bike trails along the American and Sacramento Rivers to Downtown
- Bike lanes throughout Central City that lead to Capital Mall
- Ample bike parking is available
Expecting temperatures to be over 100 degrees, paramedics will also be ready to handle spectators’ heat-related emergencies.
“My message of awareness is people need to watch out for themselves, watch out for their family members…,” said Chris Harvey, a spokesperson for the Sacramento Fire Department.
The three friends met up in Europe on vacation and were on their way to Paris by train when they spotted a man carrying an automatic rifle. In a tale now recounted around the world, Stone tackled the man, Skarlatos wrestled the gun away, and all three beat him unconscious. A fourth man, a Briton, helped tie up the gunman.