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Chapel Hill Responds to Final Four Celebration

Post Date:04/02/2017 1:19 AM

The Town of Chapel Hill responded Saturday night into Sunday morning to the community’s celebration of UNC-Chapel Hill’s victory in the Men’s NCAA Final Four.

An estimated crowd of 12,000 people rushed Franklin Street immediately following the victory, at which time the streets were closed to vehicular traffic. The streets were cleaned and reopened to regular traffic at 12:42 a.m. Sunday.

Two injuries were reported during the event; Town officials extinguished and cleaned a few bonfires on Franklin Street.

We would like to stress that bonfires on Franklin Street are prohibited. Town officials will limit combustible materials from entering the downtown area on Monday night. Illegal bonfires are extremely dangerous, and one false step could result in serious injuries. For information about the Town’s regulations about burning, visit

The Town would like to thank all its many Town employees and area partners for a collaborative effort to watch out for the safety of the people of Chapel Hill.


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