Austin PD (Police Department)

APD News Release: APD announces Sixth Street Halloween safety plans

The Austin Police Department wants to ensure a safe evening for those celebrating Halloween on Sixth Street. 

Due to expected large crowds on Thursday, October 31, 2013, Sixth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Brazos Street to the West Frontage of IH-35.  Cross streets will be closed between Fifth and Seventh Streets.  Closures should be completed by 6 p.m. and towing of vehicles parked on Sixth Street and cross streets (Brazos, San Jacinto, Trinity, Neches, Red River and Sabine) will begin at 6 p.m.  Owners of vehicles towed during this time should call Southside Towing at 512-441-7094.  The IH-35 southbound 8th – 3rd Street exit and the IH-35 northbound 6th Street exit may also be closed.  Additional IH-35 exit ramps may be closed depending on the amount of vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the 6th Street area.  Closures will be dictated by crowd size to ensure pedestrian safety.

APD reminds citizens planning to be on Sixth Street on Halloween night that no weapons of any type will be allowed including:

  • Firearms
  • Relics
  • Swords
  • Illegal knives
  • Clubs
  • Sharp or pointed items

All costume accessories should be plastic or soft material.  Anyone with illegal items will be arrested and the property will be seized.

In addition, open containers of alcohol will not be allowed on Sixth Street.  Glass containers are prohibited. 

Children under 17 years old who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian must leave the Sixth Street area by 11 p.m.


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Date: 1:25:09 PM 10/29/2013 CDT


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