(Cleveland) - The Cleveland Indians will participate in a full-scale emergency exercise and training today at Progressive Field.
The event is ONLY AN EXERCISE. The City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and various emergency response agencies have been planning the exercise for approximately six months. They say there will be no interruptions of any public safety services.
This is the second time the Indians have participated in such an event at Progressive Field, the other coming in 2001.
Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland also conduct these events at other venues, including last year at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the Port of Cleveland. These types of exercises offer civic opportunities for all parties involved, as a way to learn in real-time how to deal with major emergencies.
The exercise will begin around 10:30AM inside Progressive Field.
Emergency response vehicles and apparatus will be staged on Eagle Avenue and East Ninth Street; real-life sights and sounds may accompany the exercise.
One southbound lane of East Ninth Street will close from approximately 8:30AM-3:30PM Tuesday.
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