Review-Journal reporter Cassie Soto and Las Vegas police provide a preview to New Year’s Eve events on Fremont Street, including what to know about traffic and security for America’s Party.
Reviewjournal.com will have the valley covered on the night of Las Vegas’ biggest party.
The Las Vegas Strip fireworks show ended, and the crowd got tighter as people pushed and shoved to move to their destination for the night.
If your New Year’s plans include alcohol, the Nevada Highway Patrol wants to remind motorists there are several ways to get home safely and avoid costly DUI-related costs and jail time.
Fireworks by Grucci will launch more than 80,000 fireworks from seven hotel rooftops. The eight-minute pyrotechnics show will be synced with snippets of ten songs, including Mariah Carey’s rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” and the Vegas Golden Knights entrance song.
“Just don’t do it is basically the message here,” said Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Laura Meltzer, adding that celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve is an issue in the Las Vegas Valley.
The Clark County Department of Air Quality issued a smoke advisory for Monday and Tuesday because of fireworks, urging those sensitive to air-quality conditions to consult their physicians and limit exposure to pollutants.
Preparations are under way for America’s Party Downtown at the Fremont Street Experience, where officials anticipate a crowd of about 40,000 people on New Years Eve.
Enough visitors are expected to pour into Las Vegas for New Year’s celebrations to temporarily move the city and surrounding communities up five spots on U.S. metropolitan population rankings.
More than 1,500 Las Vegas police officers, some in plain clothes, will patrol the Strip on Monday night, joined by members of the FBI and the Nevada National Guard, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a news conference Thursday morning.