Businesses, police prepare for busy Halloween on 6th Street

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by HEATHER KOVAR / KVUE News and MORGAN CHESKY / KVUE News

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Posted on October 31, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 1 at 7:39 AM

AUSTIN -- Police are prepared for another busy night on 6th Street Wednesday night.

Sixth Street was scheduled to be closed to traffic from I-35 to Brazos, along with some side streets on Halloween night. Police say they are monitoring the situation and will decide when to close 6th Street based on the size of the crowds.

Those who parked on 6th were warned they would be towed. The streets were to be closed until 3 a.m.

Wednesday night was also a no-refusal night. Police will get a warrant for a blood test if you refuse a breath test.

Businesses along 6th Street were getting ready for big business Wednesday. Eve Dolpher has the night shift at Museum of the Weird and is ready for whatever the night brings.

Dolpher says she is "expecting the unexpected." 

"Basically, it's always busy downtown; expecting a little bit of chaos, a little bit of fun, and hoping for the best but expecting the worst. You never know what to expect," Dolpher said.

A group of young women out for the night's festivities had a plan to stay safe in the crowd. Veronica Rodriguez says her friends are going to stick together.

"We're trying to keep ourselves together as a group, come out as a group and leave as a group," Rodriguez said. "We are going to try to stay out of that drama and danger."

Her plans also include taking the bus to avoid traffic and drinking and driving.

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