CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Capitol Police are advising
the public that Kanawha Boulevard between Greenbrier Street and California
Avenue will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 6
from 4 p.m. until at least 8 p.m.
All lanes of Kanawha Boulevard will be shut down at that
location, which is along the W.Va. Capitol Complex, for Joyful Night.
The Joyful Night program will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the South
Plaza of the Capitol with performances from West Virginia school bands. At 6
p.m., Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin will light
the state Christmas tree, donated by Brenda and David Hanson of Winfield.
The celebration is
expected to draw several hundred people. Piedmont Road, which runs north of the
Capitol Complex campus, will serve as a detour route while this section of
Kanawha Boulevard is closed.
Also known as the Division of Protective Services, the Capitol
Police provide for the safety and security of those who work, visit and do
business at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex and other state government
facilities. It is part of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety.