‘Sleepy Hollow’ road closures cause headaches for some

  • Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 4:04 p.m.
Production crews for 'Sleepy Hollow' work Tuesday afternoon to transform Bell Tower park for the Fox TV pilot being filmed in Salisbury. Photo by Emily Ford
Production crews for 'Sleepy Hollow' work Tuesday afternoon to transform Bell Tower park for the Fox TV pilot being filmed in Salisbury. Photo by Emily Ford

SALISBURY — Filming continues tonight for 20th Century Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” a TV pilot being shot in Salisbury this week.

Production crews worked today to transform Bell Tower park for the pilot, painting the white gazebo black and adding plants and vines, as well as period light fixtures. They will repaint the gazebo white after the shoot wraps up Friday.


Filming will take place at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church tonight and Wednesday, at the Bell Tower Thursday and back at the church Friday. A large section of downtown streets are closed from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. this week.

But filming went over schedule this morning and roads remained closed until 7:45 a.m. The closures caused headaches for many commuters, with some drivers going the wrong way on one-way streets in an attempt to get to work and school.

City spokeswoman Elaney Hasselmann said the city has insisted that film production wrap up by 7 a.m. so roads can reopen to help avoid traffic congestion and confusion.

Hasselmann said the film production crew apologized for the inconvenience and pledged to end the shoot by 7 a.m. for the rest of the week.

City crews also are adding additional detour signs and adjusting the timing of traffic signals today to help alleviate confusion and congestion, Hasselmann said.

Read more in Wednesday’s Post.

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