330K people set to ring in the New Year in Las Vegas
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- With just hours left before the start of 2013, many people have traveled from far and wide to ring in the new year here in Las Vegas.
Officials expect 330,000 people in Las Vegas to celebrate New Year's Eve.
Local law enforcement is making safety a top priority.
If you are headed down to the Las Vegas Strip tonight, police warn not bring metal cans or glass bottles. They won't be allowed from 6 p.m. Monday night until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Also, anyone under 18 years of age must be with an adult.
Backpacks and other bags also will not be allowed.
Celebratory gunfire is prohibited wherever you are in Southern Nevada. Anyone found shooting a weapon will be arrested and could be charged.
And if you are heading downtown, Las Vegas police will be closing the Fremont Street Experience at 5 p.m. It will reopen to the public an hour later, but you will need a ticket to get in and must pass through security gates.
Near the Strip, the ramps from Interstate 15 to Tropicana Avenue, Flamingo Road and Spring Mountain Road will close at 5 p.m.
Then, at 5:45 p.m., all roads and alleys between Russell and Sahara Avenues that lead to the Strip will be blocked off.
At 6:30 p.m., the Strip will be opened to people on foot ready to ring in the new year.
For more detailed information on road closures, click here.
For more information on New Year's Eve parties and concerts, click here.