Traffic Bad in Boca, Will Worsen For Debate, Motorcades

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UPDATE: 3:00p — President Obama and Mitt Romney are on campus at Lynn University. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST.

UPDATE: 2:20p — We have learned from law enforcement that President Obama is now on the ground, after landing at Palm Beach International Airport. Unclear where he will be held for prep until debate time, but we do now know — not to state the obvious — the the motorcade will eventually head south to Boca, likely on I-95. Plan accordingly.

UPDATE: 1:02p — Boca Police just alerted that motorists should expect traffic issues through the City throughout the remainder of the day. If you were to read between the lines, you could surmise that the U.S. Secret Service and others are getting into place — albeit early — for motorcades that may not be taking obvious routes later.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — As road closures continue throughout Boca Raton near Lynn University, the big variable continues to be the route President Obama and Mitt Romney take to the debate.

BocaNewsNow.com received reports of west-east commutes taking upwards of 25 minutes from 441 to I-95 on Palmetto Park Road. Travel time was reportedly higher on Glades Road and Yamato — closer to the Lynn University epicenter. A trip to Boca's Town Center Mall is likely something you do not want to do today unless it is absolutely necessary.

At Mizner Park, MSNBC's “Morning Joe” attracted more than 3,000 people at Rack's restaurant. Equipment remains for tomorrow's broadcast, making this area another you likely want to avoid.

Neither campaign, for obvious security reasons, is releasing where the candidates will be landing or what route the motorcades will take. However, Boca residents should prepare for the potential of massive delays on I-95 and Florida's Turnpike as the day progresses. It is unlikely that both candidates will use the same airport, meaning travel north from FLL and south from PBI could be nightmarish as the candidates move towards the debate.

BocaNewsNow.com will update throughout the day. Click here for the current list of road closures.

 

 

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  2 comments for “Traffic Bad in Boca, Will Worsen For Debate, Motorcades

  1. October 22, 2012 5:31 pm at 5:31 PM

    Was at City Hall and drove up Glades with no problem at 2PM drove around all afternoon. Traffic is fine. Hopefully we will get more of it when folks come to the debate after parties and events in Mizner Park. Police are doing an excellent job and even providing updates on Facebook. Chamber of Commerce holding a VIP party for debate sponsors at the Boca Museum of Art. Should be a great event along with post debate concert.

    • BocaNewsNow.com Staff
      October 22, 2012 5:47 pm at 5:47 PM

      Thanks for the update. We’re hearing varied reports which is to be expected.

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