Advisory: Two upcoming events that will cause traffic issues. See full message for details.

Advisory: Two upcoming events that will cause traffic issues. See full message for details.

Due to the Fishercats & Rock 101 Sky Show this Sunday, May 26th, the Bridge St Bridge will be closed from 8:30 AM to about 11:30 PM to allow for the set-up and display of the fireworks show.
Access to Commercial St will be limited to pedestrians only beginning at 8:00 PM in order to ensure the safety of the high number of pedestrians expected to be in the area.
West bound traffic on Granite St from Elm St will be closed at 9:00 PM to ease the flow out of the Mill Yard following the fireworks. Traffic will not be able to access the Mill Yard from the Amoskeag Rotary at 9:00 PM, also to ease the flow of traffic out of the Mill Yard following the fireworks.

If you are traveling through the area as the fireworks are going off, please pay strict attention to the roadway and do not stop on any roadway to observe the fireworks display. Stopping can cause traffic congestion issues and poses a serious safety risk if another motorist strikes your vehicle while you are stopped.

On Monday, May 27th, the City of Manchester will observe the Memorial Day Holiday with a Parade on Elm St. The parade will kick off at 2:00 PM and cause portions of Elm St in the area of Webster St to closed at 1:00 PM. All of Elm St from Clark St to Granite St will be closed at 1:55 PM to allow for the parade to travel down Elm St.
If you need to travel east or west across the City please do so via any street south of Granite St.

Have a great Holiday weekend and please drive safely.

Sergeant Andrew Vincent
Traffic Unit

Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at