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DeKalb Corn Fest road closures start today

DeKALB – Some downtown DeKalb roads will close at 3 p.m. today in preparation for Corn Fest, which runs Friday through Sunday.

The carnival will be located in the Glidden, Ellwood, and Haish city lots, which are located between Oak and Locust streets off of Second and Third streets, according to a news release. The carnival will also be in the parking lots of Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home and Frontier Communications.

Those parking lots closed Tuesday and will remain closed until Monday for carnival set-up and take-down.

Street closures will begin at 3 p.m. today, on these blocks and parking lot:

• Lincoln Highway between First and Fourth streets

• Locust Street between Second and Fourth streets

• Second and Third streets from the railroad tracks to Oak Street

• The Embrey parking lot, behind the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, between First and Second streets. A limited number of parking spaces will be open for customers of Chesapeake Bagel.

Traffic from First State Bank will be allowed to exit onto Third Street until the bank closes at noon Saturday. Bank traffic will be directed to Locust Street and over to Fourth Street. Locust Street will close completely from noon Saturday until 9 p.m. Sunday.

There will be signs posted by the city of DeKalb in advance as a reminder. Any vehicles in violation will be towed at the owner’s expense.

The city lots at Fourth and Grove and at Second and Grove streets will remain open throughout the festival. There will also be street parking available on Locust Street on the east side of Fourth Street. For information, call 815-748-2676.

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