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Police security will be heavy for downtown marathon

Lt. William Dowdell Lt. William Dowdell

Drivers need to be extremely cautious during the race. Runners will be on the roads from 7 a.m. until after 2 p.m.     

Orange barrels will block lanes where the racers will be running.     

Police will be stationed at many intersections, and traffic will be blocked in some places.

There will be a heavy police presence downtown during the events. Officers will be set up at the start and finish lines of the Snickers Marathon Race, and at major intersections to make sure runners are safe. 

Police will also be present at Mardi Gras, with some walking around out of uniform.     

Police say don't leave valuables in your cars.

"People will come in and figure people will leave valuables in the car, and they will break into the car. They are coming in and they are going to bring money with them, so someone may end up wanting to rob someone. We'll have a large number of folks working security so we'll have it all covered," said Albany Police Lt. William Dowdell.

Police will also patrol the parking lots of the Civic Center, where many runners and volunteers will park.

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