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Local Briefs: Downtown street festival will impact traffic patterns

Traffic pattern changes for street festival

The Morgantown Police Department will alter traffic patterns in downtown Morgantown on Saturday,  beginning at 9 a.m. for the International Street Festival. Traffic in the downtown area will be restricted throughout the event.  

High Street will be closed from Walnut Street to Pleasant Street from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The left lane of High Street from Wall Street to Walnut Street will be closed with the right lane being used for traffic. The roads will reopen at 4 p.m.

Parking on High Street will be restricted. However, there will be parking available in the Spruce Street and University Avenue garages. To enter the University Avenue garage,  use the Chestnut Street entrance.

Fundraising for Full Service Food Drive

The 24th Annual Full Service Food Drive returns  Oct. 20, but due to COVID-19, only monetary donations will be accepted again this year.

From 7 a.m.-6 p.m. that day, the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties will collect money to purchase nonperishable food items, personal care items, and cleaning supplies. West Virginia Radio Corporation will help with the monetary drive by promoting it on the radio.

Those who would like to donate can simply text FULLSERVICE to 41444, and they will be prompted with a link to donate. You can also donate at

The drive is sponsored by The Dominion Post, WVAQ, WAJR, and WKKW. Funds collected during the drive will be used to purchase food for food pantries in Monongalia County through the Food and Hunger Committee of the United Way Family Resource Network.


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