BOSTON (CBS) – There will be no drones allowed at this year’s 4th of July celebration on the Esplanade, according to Massachusetts State Police.

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They released their list of prohibited items, road closures and traffic restrictions Thursday.

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The update includes this note on drones:

“It will be illegal to operate any unmanned aircraft (Drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Unmanned Aircraft Systems) in and around the Boston Esplanade during July 3 and 4. Anyone operating one would be doing so illegally and could face Federal or State charges.”

“No private drones here.  There won’t be any government drones here.  There won’t be drones at all here and the F.A.A. takes this quite seriously,” State Police Col. Tim Alben told reporters at a news conference Thursday.

If you’re not sure of what you can bring to the Esplanade, check these links for more information:

2015 Access Points
2015 Boating Guidelines
2015 Prohibited Items
2015 Road Closures
2015 Text-A-Tip
2015 Drone Prohibition

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports


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