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All eyes on weather, safety for Peachtree Road Race

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The steady stream of wet weather pouring into Thursday's July 4th holiday could make for a very messy Peachtree Road Race. But, strict plans are in place to help the race go as smoothly and as safely as possible.

Race officials continue to monitor weather conditions as the day begins on a wet note. Likewise, local, state and federal law enforcement officers are also keeping a close eye on security at and around the popular Peachtree Road Race.

Security is heightened this year in light of the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon.  Law enforcement and first-responders have set up an operations center. Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Rene Probst told FOX 5 that the center has 50 agencies represented and police are already deployed to the race area.

Cameras will monitor the race route and most of downtown, Probst said. The center will be operational in 12-hour shifts until after the fireworks at Lenox Square on Thursday night.

And, the race will take place rain or shine, and of course, safety is a high priority.  In the event of inclement weather before or during the race, the Atlanta Track Club will change the event alert level as the need arises.

Race organizers say you should know what each color indicates, and what it would mean for you as a participant if the alert level changes.  There will be colored flags located at the start line, along the race course at water stations, and in the finish area that display the current alert level.  

Click here to see the chart.

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