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According to an automated phone call from the borough, the Barrington Independence Day parade scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight has been canceled. The borough fireworks, also schedule for tonight, have been postponed to Sunday night.
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Thunderstorms predicted tonight, flash-flood warning issued; no decision yet on fireworks, parade
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the region. Thunderstorms are possible from the afternoon all the way through into Friday.
The thunderstorms may be severe, according to the weather service’s “Tropical Storm Arthur and Heavy Rainfall Threat” briefing.
Barrington’s Independence Day parade is set for 6:30 p.m. today. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
Some other South Jersey communities — including nearby Haddonfield — already have postponed their fireworks displays.
Councilwoman Patti Porter-Nicholson said she would be meeting with the Public Safety Department this afternoon and would share the decision as quickly as possible.
The parade, if canceled, would not be rescheduled, according to borough clerk Terry Shannon. The rain date for fireworks is Sunday.