The Lights Alive Drive-Through Christmas show has brought about extra complications than Christmas cheer for these residing close to the nightly festivities.
SAN ANTONIO — Residents on San Antonio’s far west facet are fed up with visitors jams prompted by a drive-thru Christmas lights show. Some neighbors really feel as in the event that they’re trapped from coming into and exiting their very own properties however regulation enforcement has stepped up visitors management on account of a number of complaints.
The Lights Alive Drive-Through Christmas show has welcomed hundreds of individuals over the previous few weeks, however for these residing close to the nightly festivities, the visitors alongside Roft and Culebra has brought about extra complications than Christmas cheer.
“It was very, very irritating for us yesterday,” Gonzalez mentioned.
Gonzalez, who lives within the Riverstone at Alamo Ranch neighborhood, pressured she is not any scrooge in relation to the sunshine present itself.
“We took the household, we like it, we help it,” Gonzalez mentioned.
What Gonzalez doesn’t love is ready in gridlock simply to get residence.
“Simply to get into our neighborhood, what often takes us about three, 4 minutes to return from Culebra, has taken us an hour,” she mentioned.
On Saturday whereas caught in visitors, Gonzalez requested a regulation enforcement officer for steering on how one can entry their neighborhood, however she was instructed wait like everybody else. That’s when Gonzalez took a distinct route, which led to her getting pulled over and a ticket for reckless driving.
“We minimize in entrance of individuals on Roft Highway as a result of Roth Highway was fully, fully backed up so we really went on the unsuitable facet of the street, which we knew was unsuitable, however we didn’t have every other option to get residence,” she mentioned.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Workplace is now working with the sunshine show organizers to make sure visitors is flowing extra easily with out in depth visitors points.
“What we’ve performed is attempt to revamp the visitors plan and attempt to get everybody out and in,” mentioned Lt. Aaron Von Muldau.
Von Muldau mentioned the visitors drawback is out of the odd, nonetheless he famous present occasions may e taking part in an enormous issue.
“It’s by no means been a problem, I feel it’s simply an amazing – with COVID and the pandemic and every little thing else occurring, I feel it’s only a method that the households can nonetheless exit and do one thing apart from being trapped at residence,” Von Muldau mentioned.
Feeling trapped at house is one thing Gonzalez hopes she doesn’t must expertise once more.
“I’m hoping they get the nice enterprise however I’m hoping it’s below management as a result of I wish to come residence so we’ll see,” Gonzalez mentioned.
The Lights Alive! Christmas lights show is open to the general public for a price Sunday-Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 5931 Roft Highway. in San Antonio.