Published: Dec 03, 2012 10:41 AM EST

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Pompano Beach is gearing up for the 50th annual boat parade.
    
City officials say drivers should be aware of road and bridge closures on Dec. 9 that will affect their travels. Several bridges will be locked in the "up" position during the parade, which runs from 6-10 p.m.
    
Drivers will be given alternate routes.
    
Broward Sheriff's Office deputies will be on hand to direct drivers and pedestrians during the event.

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