West Hollywood Closes Streets for L.A. Pride Parade

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) — Tens of thousands of people were expected to attend the L.A. Pride parade and festival in West Hollywood on Sunday.

Numerous roads in the West Hollywood area were closed for the event, which is billed as one of the largest gay pride celebrations in the country.

The parade began at 11 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Santa Monica and Crescent Heights boulevards and traveled westbound, ending at the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards.

The annual WeHo Dyke March in West Hollywood kicked off L.A. Pride weekend Friday in West Hollywood. (Hailey Branson-Potts/Los Angeles Times / June 8, 2013)

The following streets were closed, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department station in West Hollywood:

— Crescent Heights Boulevard from Romaine Street to Fountain Avenue from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

— San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue closed at 8 p.m. Thursday and remained closed until 7 a.m. Monday.

— Santa Monica Boulevard from Fairfax Avenue to Doheny Drive closed at 5 a.m. Sunday. It was scheduled to reopen at 5 p.m. Sunday.

— Streets one block north and south of Santa Monica Boulevard from Fairfax Avenue to La Peer Drive were closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The city offered a free shuttle bus, called the Pride Ride, throughout the weekend.

It stopped at all Metro stops along Santa Monica Boulevard.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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