- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah police are gearing up to clear the city’s streets for an expected 17,000 marathon runners next weekend.

Georgia’s oldest city next Saturday will host its fourth Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. The event means a lot of work for Savannah-Chatham County police, who have to clear all vehicles from the 26 miles of road used by the full marathon, plus addition streets used by the 13 mile half-marathon before the race can begin.

During the race, individual intersections throughout the city have to be closed at various times to keep car traffic off the race course.

This year, police plan to post real-time information on the department’s website showing which roads are open, which ones are closed and offering alternate routes for residents trying to get around during the marathon.

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