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Del Rio services: How will weather and road closures affect the public?

Published: Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 12:42 PM

Snow will be falling this afternoon and evening as the public and officers from around the country gather to pay their respects to Dayton police Detective Jorge Del Rio.

A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect for many counties today, and roads will be closed Tuesday for the procession following the funeral.

Here’s what you need to know:

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Tonight’s public viewing

  • The viewing will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. at the University of Dayton Arena, 1801 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
  • During this time, snow showers also will begin to develop and may cause a messy evening commute for some.

Tuesday’s funeral and procession

  • The memorial service will begin at noon, and attendees are asked to arrive by 11:15 a.m. or earlier. 
  • Parking will become open to the public at 9 a.m.; the general public entrance doors will open at 10 a.m.
  • During this time, snow flurries may linger through the first part of the day and roads will likely be a little messy.
  • The procession will start around 2:30 p.m. to carry Detective Del Rio through Dayton and surrounding communities to the private service.
  • In order to get students home beforehand, Kettering City Schools and Dayton Public Schools will dismiss two hours early and Oakwood City Schools will dismiss an hour early.
  • The procession will travel through Oakwood on Far Hills Avenue, limiting and eventually stopping travel starting at 3 p.m. and continuing for an hour. Wilmington Pike and Dorothy Lane also will be closed.

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