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Ontario law enforcement signed-off on public safety plan for Wallenda wire walk

WBFO News photos by Daniel Robison
Nik Wallenda practices on high wire in Niagara Falls, NY

Law enforcement and emergency service agencies in Ontario have signed-off on an "integrated public safety plan" for Nik Wallenda's wire walk June 15.

Niagara Parks Police Chief Douglas Kane said the crowd for the rare event over the Horseshoe Falls will likely be "wall-to-wall."

Special park-and-ride lots will be open throughout the city and Kane says roads near the Canadian side of the Falls will be closed starting at 4 p.m. June 15.
Wallenda has a 10:20 p.m. start time.  Kane said a "greatly visible police presence" will be on hand,  including on the Rainbow Bridge, to prevent pedestrians from stopping to watch the event.