San Francisco festivals may impact traffic


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The annual /*Cherry Blossom Festival and Parade*/ taking place in Japantown this Saturday and Sunday, as well as on April 18 and April 19, will require the closure of Post Street between Fillmore and Laguna streets and Webster Street between Sutter Street and Geary Boulevard from 5 a.m. Saturday through 11 p.m. Sunday, according to a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency spokesman.

Muni bus lines that may be affected are the 2-Clement, 3-Jackson and 22-Fillmore. Muni inspectors will be monitoring for service delays.

On Easter, the Annual Easter Sunrise Service atop Mount Davidson is scheduled to begin at 6:38 a.m., and the 36-Teresita line will provide service to the area beginning at 4:45 a.m.

The /*Union Street Spring Celebration*/ also will be celebrated Sunday, causing several closures at intersections through the Cow Hollow neighborhood, and affecting routes of the 22-Fillmore, 30-Stockton and 45-Union Stockton bus lines.

In the Mission District, the /*Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence*/ Easter Parade will proceed from Dolores Park along Dolores and 16th streets to the Castro neighborhood, with a celebration that will close a city block to traffic near Market and Noe streets.

Muni officials encourage event participants and those planning on using buses or driving in the city to go to or call 311.

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