By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Confetti rained down Tuesday in Times Square — a small test of what’s to come on New Year’s Eve.

Representatives from the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment released the confetti from the Hard Rock Cafe marquee.

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One ton of confetti will be released on New Year’s Eve.

The NYPD has released details on street closures for the celebration.

The area from 41st Street to 49th Street between 8th and 6th avenues will be closed to traffic and pedestrians beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Street Closures Starting At Midnight On Dec. 31

· Area bounded by West 45th Street, on the South

· West 49th Street on the North

· 6th Avenue, on the East

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· 8th Avenue on the West

Street Closures Starting At 3 P.M. On Dec. 31

· Area bounded by West 41st Street, on the South

· West 49th Street on the North

· 6th Avenue, on the East

· 8th Avenue on the West

The celebration is not open to the public this year due to the pandemic.

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