Poughkeepsie police encourage motorists to avoid Market Street area on Tuesday and Wednesday as sheriff is mourned

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POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie police have issued a traffic advisory, including road closures, for the city’s midtown on Tuesday and Wednesday to accommodate the thousands of people expected to attend the services for Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson who passed away last week.

Calling hours for Sheriff Anderson will be held Tuesday, October 5, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center (formerly the Mid-Hudson Civic Center), located at 14 Civic Center Plaza in Poughkeepsie.  As a result, Poughkeepsie Police Captain Rich Wilson said that motorists in the area on Tuesday can expect Market Street to be closed to traffic between Church and Mill Streets from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Additionally, Main Street will be closed between Academy Street and Columbus Drive, with limited access during the same time period.

On Wednesday, the funeral service for Sheriff Anderson will close the same roads between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Captain Wilson indicated that the scheduled road closures on Tuesday and Wednesday are subject to change depending on the number of mourners that attend the visitation and funeral.  “The planning for the services is a coordinated effort involving many agencies.  We will be monitoring the events as they happen and will make adjustments if necessary.”