St. Patrick's Day parade

Posted at 6:06 AM, Mar 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 15:05:58-04

Heading downtown today for St. Patrick's Day? Here's what you need to know.

The 149th annual parade steps off at 1:04 p.m. on Superior Avenue. About 11,000 people are expected to march. Road closures in the area begin at 9 a.m.



Cleveland police and other agencies will be on high alert, working to pull off a "layered security plan," meaning uniformed and plain-clothed officers  wil be stationed all around the city.

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Police are asking the public to remain aware and let them know if you see something suspicious. You can inform officers by using the hashtag #clestpats.