Street closures: Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting prompts traffic changes

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MANHATTAN — Ahead of Wednesday’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting event, the NYPD announced road closures for the area.

Closures will take place at the following locations on Wednesday, Dec. 1:

46th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues

47th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues

48th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues

49th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues

50th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues

51st Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues

Rockefeller Plaza between 48th and 51st streets

Sixth Avenue between 46th and 52nd streets

Fifth Avenue between 46th and 52nd streets

New York City ushered in the holiday season with the arrival of the 79-foot Norway spruce that will serve at Rockefeller Center as one of the world’s most famous Christmas trees.

The 12-ton tree was trucked over in November from the Price family home in Elkton, Maryland. It’s the first time the tree has come from that state since the tradition began eight decades ago.

The spruce is adorned with more than 50,000 multicolored lights and topped with a 900-pound star with 70 spikes covered in 3 million crystals.

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