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Air, river restrictions announced for Super Bowl

DETROIT (Jan. 26, 2006) -- Federal authorities announced restrictions on air and river traffic during the Super Bowl.

A temporary flight restriction will be in effect within a 30-mile radius of Ford Field on game day, Feb. 5, from 4 p.m. ET until midnight, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Scheduled commercial and cargo flights will be allowed in and out of Detroit Metropolitan Airport in the suburb of Romulus, and general aviation will be allowed to use some local airports, but traffic will be restricted at Detroit City Airport, the FAA said.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Coast Guard said it will enforce a security zone along the Detroit waterfront of the Detroit River that will be off limits to all vessels from 8 a.m. on Jan. 31 until 8 a.m. on Feb. 6. The zone covers 1 mile from Joe Louis Arena to north of the Renaissance Center and extends 300 yards from shore.

Authorities will monitor and board vessels that come close to the security zone on the river, which separates Detroit from Windsor, Ontario.

The Coast Guard is coordinating local, federal and Canadian maritime security efforts around the Super Bowl.

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