DULUTH, MN (KDAL) - The 55th Annual Christmas City of the North Parade will be held in downtown Duluth Friday beginning at 6:20 p-m. The unexpected closure of the southbound lanes of I-35 will mean additional traffic congestion and road closures before and during the event. The southbound I-35 ramp at 26th Avenue East will close at 5:30 and traffic will be redirected west on London Road and then follow the posted I-35 detours. The parade is assembling on Railroad Street which will close between Lake Avenue and Garfield Avenue at 3 p-m. The parade will travel from Railroad Street up Lake Avenue to Superior Street and then west to 5th Avenue West. Motorists are urged to drive carefully in the downtown area, watch for signs and officers directing traffic and allow extra travel time.