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July 3, 2014

Some local fireworks postponed, others undecided

Weather threat moves festivals to later dates, Boston fireworks pushed up to tonight

With rain and clouds a possibility for tonight, some local communities have postponed their fireworks and festivals, while others will decide today.

Boston is going against that trend, moving its fireworks from tomorrow to tonight.

Some of the new dates for Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire fireworks are later than the original Saturday night postponement date.

Here’s a closer look at fireworks and other Independence Day events:

Boston has moved its celebration to 8:30 p.m. today. Storrow Drive will be closed at noon and Massachusetts Avenue and the Longfellow Bridge at 6 p.m. for the concert before the 10:30 p.m. fireworks. If the weather is poor, organizers said they may postpone the events to a date to be announced.

Haverhill will decide early this morning whether to reschedule its festival set for 6 tonight and the fireworks to follow at 9:15 p.m. at Riverside Park. If the events are postponed, they will move to the same times Monday. The original rain date was Saturday.

North Andover has postponed its fireworks, originally scheduled for tonight, and will have the display July 12 at 9 p.m. at the Middle School. The town’s festival will be today and tomorrow on the Common, as originally scheduled.

Methuen will decide early this afternoon whether to postpone the fireworks scheduled to follow tonight’s 6:30 p.m. festival at Nicholson Stadium. The rain date is Saturday.

Lawrence’s fireworks are planned for their original date of tonight at 9:30 at Veterans Memorial Stadium, following a festival that starts there at 6 p.m. If there is a change, it will be made early this morning and announced then, organizers said. They had previously moved the events from today to Saturday, but then reverted to the original plan.

Andover’s fireworks display is still planned for its original date of tonight at dusk at Andover High School. The rain date is Saturday.

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