As thousands flock to the watch and parade in the Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade today, expect traffic delays and road closures throughout Sunday.
While the under-construction Ocean Avenue in Belmar has opened for the day, Main Street — the parade route — is closed. So is the road around Lake Como, Northern Boulevard, which serves as a staging area for bands, pipes and drums and other marchers.
Be sure to budget extra time trying to navigate the Belmar, Lake Como area on parade day.
Streetside parking is expected to be nearly impossible to find, and NJ Transit has added extra trains to accommodate demand along the rail line between Bay Head and Long Branch. For the full train schedule, click here.
Check out the live traffic map, where green areas aren't denoting Irish pride, but freely moving traffic. Amber is slowed traffic, while red areas have slowed to a crawl.
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