CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATE 1/11: City officials with Clinton have released parking area information along with route interruptions during the procession for Lt. Hosette.
From the city: Memorial Service is scheduled to take place on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. (CST) at 500 Riverview Driver, Riverview Park Clinton Iowa 52732 next to the Band Shell. Please make plans to arrive and use the below designated parking areas since there will be limited parking in/around/on the Riverfront unless vehicle has a pass. In addition, arrive early to park and ride due to estimated attendance that will include 150-200 Tier 1-3 Fire Fighting, EMS and Safety Vehicles and 5000 or more attendees.
Finally, bundle up. The Ceremony is planned for one (1) hour and it will be 30 degrees with snow flurries. Plus the procession may take up to 30 minutes to get onto the route. Once the procession has departed, the buses will be available to move personnel to the designated parking lots. There will warming areas at Lumberking Stadium, the Candlelight and the Swimming pool area along with designed bathroom facilities in the park. There is a designated media area along with a command area established if anyone isn’t feeling well (with plenty of medics on hand) and the Salvation Army will have an area set up with hot chocolate. The Rotarians will have Fireman Prayer cards, Programs and be able to move personnel around via golf cart if there are any medical issues.
To assist in attending the Memorial Service:
Parking areas; to allow citizens to ride on designated buses to and from the Service (remember the color of the parking area to allow you to return to your vehicle)
RED: City Hall Parking Lot; 6th Ave. So. and So. 3rd St.
BLUE: Clinton School Dist. Maint.; 7th Ave. So. and So. 5th St.
GREEN: Prince of Peace Auditorium; 9th Ave. So. and So. 5th St.
BROWN: CCC Parking; 1000 Lincoln Blvd.
PURPLE: Clinton School District Sports Complex; 14th Street - old Ashford Stadium
ORANGE: Big River Packaging; 1905 Lincoln Way
Once service concludes, the procession route (pictured right).
On January 12, 2019 the following streets within the City of Clinton will be impacted by the funeral procession for Lt. Eric Hosette. River Front Drive will be closed to motor vehicle traffic beginning at 6:00 A.M. on 01/12/19. Riverfront Park will remain closed to motor vehicle traffic, until the conclusion of the funeral services, which are estimated to be concluded by 2:30 P.M.
During the funeral procession, the roadways listed below are likely to incur lengthy delays between 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 P.M. Motorists planning to traverse any portion of procession route are encouraged to consider alternate routes. There will be officers directing traffic along the funeral procession, we ask that motorists be patient, as the officers will be doing their best to keep traffic moving and keeping everyone safe.
· Riverfront Drive: 9th Ave No to 5th Ave So (Closed)
· 5th Avenue South: Riverfront to 3rd Street (Westbound Lanes)
· 3rd Street: 5th Ave So to 3rd Ave So (Closed)
· 4th Street: 2nd Ave So to 11th Ave So (Closed
· Camanche Avenue: 11th Ave So to S 14th Street (Closed)
· S. 14th Street: Camanche Ave to Bluff Blvd (North Bound Lanes)
· Bluff Blvd: S.14th Street to 2nd Ave So (Northbound Lanes)
· 2nd Ave So: Bluff Blvd to 2nd Street (Eastbound Lanes)
· 2nd Street: 2nd Ave So to 23rd Ave No (Northbound Lanes)
· 23rd Ave No: 2nd Street to Roosevelt St (Closed)
· Roosevelt Street: 23rd Ave No to Main Ave (Closed)
· Main Ave (Hwy 136): Roosevelt Street to 16th St. NW (Westbound Lanes)
Illinois State Police officials say traffic will be affected on Saturday, Jan. 12, for the funeral procession of fallen fireman Lt. Eric Hosette.
Officials say multiple agencies from the area will be working with the Clinton Fire Department and the Clinton Police Department to assist with the procession.
The procession is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. and sometime during the mid-morning, fire trucks staging on the Illinois side will cross the bridge together.
Illinois State Police officials say commuters can expect a traffic delay on both bridges for several hours. Officials say hundreds of fire trucks from across the country will be in attendance.
Officers on the Illinois side of both bridges will be present to shut down traffic as necessary.
Commuters should plan ahead and be prepared for long delays while the community honors Lt. Hosette.
ORIGINAL 1/7: The Clinton community will be able to pay its respects to fallen firefighter, Lt. Eric Hosette, during a public visitation.
The public may attend the visitation on Friday, January 11 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m at Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday. Those arrangements are being made.
Lt. Hosette made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty while battling a fire at the ADM facility. An unexpected explosion killed Hosette and injured firefighter Adam Cain. Cain is in critical condition at the University of Iowa Hospital.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family to a fund established at Clinton National Bank.