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  • Area roads, parts of lake closing for events

  • Just in case no one has noticed, they're here. Some of the world's most prestigious wakeboarding competitors have arrived for the 2nd annual BROstock event at Lake of the Ozarks.
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  • Just in case no one has noticed, they're here. Some of the world's most prestigious wakeboarding competitors have arrived for the 2nd annual BROstock event at Lake of the Ozarks.
    More than 2,500 wakeboarding fans are expected to attend the event with nearly 200 hundred boats lining the course at the 34.5 mile marker. The event is hosted by Captain Ron's.
    Boaters need to be aware there will be a no-wake zone at the mouth of the cove at Captain Ron's that will extend across the Osage Arm. Boaters are advised to slow down and be cautious when approaching the course.
    The no wake zones extend straight out from Captain Ron's cove to about 300 feet from course on the far side. The course has been flipped this year so people can view it from Captain Ron's.
    While the best viewing is on a boat anchored outside the safety zone, some viewing will be possible from Captain Ron's.
    Captain Ron's is located by water at the 34.5 mile marker of the main channel or off Highway 5 in Sunrise Beach. More than 2500 wakeboarding fans are expected to attend the two-day event that gets underway on Friday, June 7. The final competitions are on Saturday afternoon.
    To get there by land go to Lake Road 5-50 in Sunrise Beach, one-half mile north of the Hurricane Deck Bridge. By water, it will be at the 34.5 mile marker on the Osage Arm of the lake. It is the first cove south of the Hurricane Deck Bridge.
    In Lake Ozark, some of the fastest offshore boats in the world are in town for the Offshroe Super Series-sanctioned Lake Race 2013, which officially runs June 6-9 near Bagnell Dam.
    Starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 7, Bagnell Dam Blvd. from Station Drive to Valley Road will be closed to vehicle traffic. The street will reopen at about 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, depending on how long it takes for race teams to clear the area.
    Valley Road will be open for normal traffic flow except when the dam is closed. No traffic will be allowed on Valley Road from Bagnell Dam to the Dam Bait Shop campground during race time.
    Lake Ozark Police Department Chief Mark Maples said that during non-race time, the LOPD will work at maintaining traffic flow to the best of its ability. People should expect delays if traveling in and around the event area, he cautioned.
    Bagnell Dam will be closed for vehicle traffic from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday during boat racing and will reopen as soon as possible after racing. Road closure for the dam on the North Shore will begin from approximately Willmore Lodge, and traffic will be re-routed to Highway 54 and then to Rt. 242.
    Page 2 of 2 - On Sunday, the dam will close from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for racing, and will reopen for normal traffic after 5 p.m.
    The street party is scheduled from 6-11 p.m. on Friday for the closed-off area of Bagnell Dam Blvd. from Station Drive to Valley Road.
    The Offshore Super Series (OSS), the sanctioning group for the race, will buoy off the perimeter of the actual racecourse, which runs from near Bagnell Dam to midway between Lotell Hollow Cove and Birdsong Hollow Cove.
    Boating traffic will be restricted to no wake, idle speed from Bagnell Dam to approximately the 3.5-mile mark of the main channel during the event.
    The no wake, idle speed restriction will begin 30 minutes prior to the event start time each day, and will continue to be enforced up to 30 minutes after the last race each day.
    The racecourse itself will stretch from the dam to approximately the 3-mile mark in the center of the main channel.
    Every attempt will be made to minimize the inconvenience to boaters navigating in the area. It is anticipated boaters will be able to idle along the north and south shores of the main channel during the event. Caution should be exercised by all boaters traveling through the area due to congestion.
    Anchoring will be allowed at the mouth of coves adjacent to the race event, so long as ingress and egress to the coves is not hindered.
    On land, road closures will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 7, Bagnell Dam Blvd. from Station Drive to Valley Road will be closed to vehicle traffic. The street will reopen at about 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, depending on how long it takes for race teams to clear the area.
    Valley Road will be open for normal traffic flow except when the dam is closed. No traffic will be allowed on Valley Road from Bagnell Dam to the Dam Bait Shop campground during race time.
    Lake Ozark Police Department Chief Mark Maples said that during non-race time, the LOPD will work at maintaining traffic flow to the best of its ability. People should expect delays if traveling in and around the event area, he cautioned.
    Bagnell Dam will be closed for vehicle traffic from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday during boat racing and will reopen as soon as possible after racing. Road closure for the dam on the North Shore will begin from approximately Willmore Lodge, and traffic will be re-routed to Highway 54 and then to Rt. 242.
    On Sunday, the dam will close from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for racing, and will reopen for normal traffic after 5 p.m.
     

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