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CITY OFFICALS: Parking problems fixed for holiday parade

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Some people said it took them an hour to leave the parking deck last year. Some people said it took them an hour to leave the parking deck last year.

WILMINGTON, NC - (WECT) - Hundreds of people will be flocking to Downtown Wilmington for the 11th Annual Holiday Parade Sunday evening, but this year officials say they won't need to worry about parking.

City of Wilmington officials say they've made several improvements to the parking decks to hopefully prevent a major traffic back up like there was last year. People said that last year there was only one attendant on duty to collect parking fees, and with hundreds of cars trying to get out of the garage at the same time it took some people 30 minutes just to pull out of their parking space alone.

This year officials say they will collect parking fees as people are pulling into the garages, and there will be extra attendants working.

Both the Market Street Parking Deck, located at 115 Market St., and the Second Street Parking Deck, located at 114 N. Second St., will charge a $2 event fee as cars pull in to the garage beginning at 4:30 p.m. Parking on the street is free. 

If you don't want to head out, you can also watch the parade live on Bounce TV or on a computer: http://bit.ly/1jur1oT on mobile at 6: http://bit.ly/18l5Vot.

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