4th Of July Street Closures
POSTED: Friday, July 3, 2009 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 9:29pm
Fireworks vendors out in Montana Vista haven't been seeing much action lately and they think new street closures may be to blame. Mario Gasca has been operating these TNT Fireworks stands for the past 15 years and says this year is one of the worst he's seen. Sales are down about 50%.
Gasca says ever since sheriff deputies began blocking off several streets along Montana for the Fourth of July fewer people have been coming out to the area and buying fireworks. That coupled with a slow economy is creating a double whammy.
If you are heading out to the Montana Vista area this Fourth of July, here is a list of the streets that will be blocked off:
Vista del Este St.
Las Casitas Ave.
Desert Meadows Rd.
Edward Williams Dr.
Just like last year, El Paso Sheriff's deputies will be manning these intersections along Montana. Only residents of the community and their invited guests will be allowed to enter.