NEWARK -- Motorists must take detour routes when roads close both days this weekend for the 92nd annual Newark Holy Ghost Festival, police warn.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, the following roads will be closed:

-- Cherry Street, northbound lanes between Plummer and Thornton avenues.

-- Plummer Avenue, both directions between Cherry Street to Galletta Drive.

-- Galletta Drive, both directions.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, closures on streets bisecting Thornton Avenue will include:

-- Arden Street, southbound lanes.

-- Newark Boulevard, both directions.

-- Birch Street, southbound lanes.

Also, eastbound lanes of Thornton Avenue between Cherry and Saint Edwards streets will close at that time.

Police advise motorists to follow detour instructions and be alert while driving through the area.

Contact Chris De Benedetti at 510-353-7011. Follow him at Twitter.com/cdebenedetti.



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