Jul 5, 2015 3:24 PM

2-state parade whittled to 1 because detour signs not up

The Associated Press

HAVERHILL — A two-state Fourth of July parade that crosses the Connecticut River between Vermont and N.H. was whittled down to one state when Vermont officials noticed detour signs were not in place.

The annual Woodsville-Wells River parade for nearly a quarter-century has kicked off in the Woodsville section of Haverhill and ended in village of Wells River in Newbury, Vermont.

The Valley News reports that this year's parade was confined to New Hampshire after a Newbury constable noticed signs detouring traffic around the parade route were not in place on the Vermont side.

Vermont's segment of Saturday's parade was cancelled less than an hour before its scheduled start in Woodsville, leaving bystanders in lawn chairs in Wells River waiting for a parade that never arrived.

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