Street closures planned for Charleston mayoral inauguration

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston will shut down streets in downtown Monday morning in preparation for an inauguration ceremony like it hasn't seen in 40 years.

The Charleston Police Department will be closing streets in downtown prior to the inauguration of Mayor-elect John Tecklenburg on Monday, January 11, 2016. The ceremony will be on the steps of City Hall at 12 p.m.

Broad Street will be closed in front of City Hall. It will be closed from Church Street to Meeting Street at 8:30 a.m. and will reopen no later than 3 p.m.

In addition, at 11 a.m. police will close Broad Street from Church Street to King Street and Meeting Street from Queen to Tradd. These streets will also reopen no later than 3 p.m.

Authorities recommend that anyone planning to attend the ceremony should arrive early and consider parking in one of the city's garages.

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