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Safety Tips for Celebrating the New Year in Downtown Reno

Post Date:12/27/2017 5:00 PM

With 2017 coming to a close, the City of Reno and the men and women of the Reno Police Department want to ensure that everyone who is going to downtown Reno for New Years Eve has a safe and enjoyable experience. 

The weather forecast for New Years Eve is predicting temperatures to be in the 30’s and 40’s, and the Reno Police Department is expecting big crowds in the downtown area.   With large crowds being combined with alcohol and pedestrian traffic, we want to remind the community of some basic tips to ring in 2018 safely.  

  • No alcohol will be permitted outside any of the bars or casinos
  • Do not leave your drinks unattended and have a friend watch out for your safety
  • Start out with a fully charged cell phone
  • Have a plan if you get separated from your friends
  • Drive Sober! Drive Alert!  Let’s have Zero Fatalities in Nevada 

The Reno Police Department also wants to also remind everyone who may be coming into the downtown area to celebrate that Virginia Street will be closed from 1st Street north to 6th Street from 9:00 pm until approximately 5:00 am.  Fireworks this year will be launched from the Silver Legacy and Harrah’s, so plan accordingly on where you and your family want to watch them.  If you are planning on driving to downtown please drive safely and watch out for pedestrians. 

The men and women of the Reno Police Department are committed to being a model of policing excellence, and being completely integrated into our community.  Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for more information on the Reno Police Department. 

“Your Police, Our Community.” 

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