advisory issued for W.Va. Capitol area ahead of Tuesday’s Joyful Night celebration
W.Va. – All lanes of Kanawha Boulevard will close between California
Avenue and Greenbrier Street on Tuesday,
Dec. 5, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.,
for the Joyful Night celebration on the W.Va. Capitol campus.
Governor Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy
Justice are hosting the annual holiday gathering, which is expected to draw
several hundred people. The Capitol Police advise motorists to use Piedmont
Road, which runs north of the Capitol Complex, as a detour route while this
section of Kanawha Boulevard is closed.
The Joyful Night program will begin at
5:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Plaza of the Capitol with performances from West
Virginia school bands and at 6 p.m. Governor and First Lady Justice will light
the state Christmas tree, donated this year by Walker and Rita Pauley, from
Elkview. As part of the evening’s festivities, the First Family encourages
attendees to bring a new unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots
campaign. There also will be a special tribute to West Virginia’s military men
and women, veterans, Gold Star Families and first responders.
The Capitol Police, also known as the Division
of Protective Services, is part of the Department of Military Affairs and