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BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — Baltimore police are bringing in extra officers, camera monitors and administrative staff to try to keep the city safe on Super Bowl Sunday.

Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says police are prepared for fans to celebrate, but will be on the alert for anyone who crosses the line and puts people at risk of getting hurt.

Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in congested areas and pedestrians are reminded to watch for oncoming vehicle traffic.

Additional officers will be deployed in Canton, Fells Point and Federal Hill. There will be many street closures in those areas, starting at halftime, to keep pedestrians safe. That means anyone planning on watching the game in the city should come into town early, because it will be difficult to drive to those neighborhoods in the evening.

  • The following rotating street closures will be in effect depending on crowd size:
    • 3000 O’Donnell St., West bound at S. Ellwood Ave.
    • 1100 S. Curley St., North bound at Dillon St.
    • 1100 S. Linwood Ave., North and South bound
    • 1000 S. Linwood Ave., at Dillon St., North and South bound
    • 2700 O’Donnell St., East bound at S. Kenwood Ave.
    • 2900 Dillon St., and 1000 S. Curley St., South bound
    • 1000 S. Decker Ave., at Dillon St., South bound
    • 1000 Potomac St., South bound at Dillon St.
    • 700 S. Broadway, South bound at Aliceanna St.
    • 1600 Lancaster St., East bound at S. Bond St.
    • 1700 Lancaster St., West bound at S. Ann St.
    • 1600 and 1700 Thames St., East and West bound
    • Pratt St., from Paca St., to President St.
    • Fayette St., from Paca St., to President St.
    • Unit Block of E. Cross St.
    • 1000-1200 S. Charles St.

Police will also have extra staff at headquarters to monitor feeds from stationary and helicopter cameras.

DUI/DWI detection units will also be deployed throughout the city.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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