Section of 1st Avenue closed in Minneapolis until Sunday morning

Drivers in the downtown Minneapolis area may need to find alternate routes this weekend.

According to city officials, First Avenue will be closed to vehicles until 9:30 a.m. Sunday from Fifth Street to Sixth Street, ahead of the Vikings home game at noon.

However, the block from Fourth to Fifth streets will only be open to local access traffic.

The closure began at 9 a.m. Friday.

City officials say the closure is due to Warehouse District Live events.