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Rapid City cancels Festival of Lights because of bad weather

November 30, 2019 GMT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City is canceling its Festival of Lights Parade because of poor road conditions and the high winds that are expected later.

The decision came after festival staff and the Rapid City Police Department discussed road and weather conditions Saturday morning. The parade was planned for Saturday evening and much of the parade route had not been plowed yet.

KELO -TV reports parade organizers will instead hold a “static parade” on Dec. 8 at the Rushmore Mall. The television station reports that means when the mall closes at 6 p.m. the overhead lights will be shut off so people can drive a loop around the mall to see the floats lined up outside the edge of the parking lot.

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Information from: KELO-TV, http://www.keloland.com