SOUTH YARMOUTH - Yarmouth police are warning motorists heading to South Yarmouth Sunday to seek alternate routes for a portion of the day. According to a Yarmouth police release, between 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., a section of Route 28 will be closed to accommodate the Yarmouth Seaside Festival Parade.
The parade steps off at 12 p.m. at Crowes Purchase (across the street from Captain Parker's) and travels one and a half miles to the Laurence MacArthur Elementary School field across from the State Police barracks.
During the parade, police will have two detours in place. Eastbound Route 28 traffic will be diverted at Winslow Gray Road and westbound Route 28 traffic will be diverted at North Main Street.
"Traffic flow will be severely hampered and restricted," said Deputy Chief Stephen Xiarhos, who encourages motorists traveling through the area to seek alternate routes.
More than 12,000 people came out to watch the parade last year, according to police.
To learn more about the Yarmouth Seaside Festival and see the complete schedule of activities, visit the website here.