South Beach Clubs Closing for Urban Beach Week

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For those unfamiliar with Urban Beach Week ...

There will be unruly crowds. The streets will be filled with donks and whips. Nearly naked ladies will be riding rented bicycles. And grown men will be spotted wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pants, but no shirts.

To try and control the masses, Miami Beach police will be closing roads, manning DUI checkpoints, and erecting watch towers on busy city streets like Ocean Drive.

All weekend, from 7 a.m. on Friday till 7 a.m. on Tuesday, MDPD will be closing Ocean Drive to traffic while street parking will be prohibited along Collins Avenue between Fifth and 15th streets.

The cops will also be searching for drunk drivers. They will be running license plates for outstanding warrants. And they will be on the lookout for stolen cars.

Meanwhile, the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle causeways will be nearly impassable. And only locals will be allowed to cross the Venetian.

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