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City to enhance security at malls during Black Friday



San Marcos first responders will step-up their presence and traffic control by the outlet malls over the Black Friday shopping weekend.

The southbound IH 35-Centerpoint Road exit ramp and the northbound IH 35-McCarty Lane exit ramp will be closed from Thursday, Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 for the Black Friday After-Thanksgiving shopping day.

Motorists will need to exit McCarty Lane going southbound IH 35 or exit at Centerpoint Road going northbound IH 35.

Police presence will increase from two officers to 10 on patrol at the outlet malls from Thursday evening through Sunday evening. Other officers will be on traffic control duty on Centerpoint Road.

A fire truck, ambulance and search-and-rescue vehicle will be on-hand from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Personnel on the SAR vehicle will be available to help with lock-outs and other public assistance. A command post will be set up at Premium Outlets to coordinate police and fire efforts at the outlets.