Elsewhere: Funeral to be held today for two fallen SF firefighters [ABC7]
Firefighters’ funeral will close streets, I-280 [Chron]
Firefighters’ Funerals Expected to Cause Major Traffic Delays [BC]

FirefighterDies06.02.11lede.jpgAs previously reported, the funeral service for two SF firefighters who died battling a Diamond Heights blaze last Thursday, is today. Given the amount of firefighters, citizens, family and friends who will be attending the service, some roads will be closed and Muni routes stopped for the 12:30pm service at St. Mary’s Cathedral.

From about 9am to 5:30pm, Geary St. will be closed, west-bound from Gough to Webster and east-bound from Divisadero to Gough. Webster St’s north-bound lanes will be closed from Ellis to Geary, while Gough St. will only have partial lane closures from Geary to Ellis.

After the funeral, there will be a procession traveling to Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, also impacting certain roads. Their route is as follows:

South on Gough, turning west on Market St. and then turning south on Valencia. From Valencia St., the procession will continue, turning west on 15th Street, then turning south on Dolores and merging onto San Jose Avenue. From San Jose Avenue, the procession will enter the 280 Freeway south bound to Serramonte Blvd. From Serramonte Blvd, the procession will turn onto Collins Rd, then on El Camino Real ending at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Certain Muni routes will also be impacted by the funeral service and procession. They are the F-Market, J- Church, 5- Fulton, 6- Parnassus, 21- Hayes, 22- Fillmore, 24-Divisadero, 31- Balboa, 33- Stanyan, 48- Quintara, 38/38L- Geary and 71/71L- Haight-Noriega.

Can’t make the funeral but still want to see it? ABC7 will be streaming it at their website.

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