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Lights...camera...GUNFIRE!

Lights...camera...GUNFIRE!

(Cleveland) - After a weekend of setting up, filming of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is underway.

All this week, in the area of East 6th Street and Rockwell Avenue, cars will be flipping over and shots fired. Cleveland Police even tweeted out a notice so that people would not be to oconcerned.

Cleveland Police have also tweeted that "while normally this would be alarming...it begins the filming of Captain America here in Cleveland! Welcome, cast and crew!"

Newsradio WTAM 1100's Colleen O'Neill says a number of Washington DC police cars are being used in the filming. The "Captain America" crew was in the nation's capitol last week.



One of the film's stars, Samuel L. Jackson, was also spotted on the set Monday morning.


Partnering with the production company and the Greater Cleveland Film Commission on this film will help position Cleveland to become a location destination for the movie industry and in turn, support local businesses and create jobs for Cleveland area residents.

But transforming the streets into a movie set will require some temporary road closures and alternate routes for motorists and pedestrians now through June 28, 2013 (weather permitting).

City staff, including the Division of Traffic & Engineering and the Division of Police, Bureau of Traffic, have been working with the production company, traffic-engineering consultant American Roadway Logistics and GCRTA to develop a plan to accommodate the needs of the film and help keep traffic moving throughout the city as smoothly as possible.

The production company will pay for additional Police Officers and Traffic Controllers to supplement the standard traffic detail for rush hours, special events and routine travel; and to ensure that the coordinated effort is effectively assisting traffic flow.

Primary among the road closures and alternate routes will be Cleveland's West Shoreway, which will be closed (east and west bound) from Lake Avenue to E. 9th Street from May 30th through June 14th. Edgewater Park and the marinas north of the Shoreway will be accessed via West 49th St. Vehicles exiting Edgewater Park and the marinas will be directed out through the closed Westbound lanes of the Shoreway back to West 49th Street.

Other street closures and re-routing will occur in Downtown Cleveland, primarily between May 19th and June 14th. Additional closures may occur between June 14th and June 28th.

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