This year's Wild West Festival "Spectacular Fireworks Display" is scheduled for July 4th, 2010 at 10:00 PM. Due to the Festival's launch site location, U.S. Highway 183 Alternate will be temporarily closed to all through traffic between the hours of 9 pm to 11 pm. All traffic will be detoured off of U.S. Highway 183 Alternate onto 230th Avenue or Golf Course Road.
Once again our office anticipates a heavy amount of traffic traveling and parked these roads. Vehicles will be allowed to park just off of those county roadways as long as it can be done in a safe manner. Drivers must allow enough roadway for a fire truck or ambulance to pass through. Those who do not comply will be asked to reposition or move their vehicle, otherwise, our office will have the vehicle towed at the owner's expense.
Have a safe Fourth of July!
From all of us at the Ellis County Sheriff's Office!