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Vancouver police warn of traffic congestion around Sanders rally

By , Columbian Metro Editor
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Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sander’s rally in Vancouver on Sunday is prompting warnings of traffic congestion.

No street closures are planned in connection with the rally at Hudson’s Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., but the Vancouver Police Department is warning of traffic congestion leading up to the event on East McLoughlin Blvd., East Mill Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way.

Congestion is expected before the rally, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.,and after the rally, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. for the event; Sanders is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. The event is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Drivers traveling through the area should plan for delays or choose an alternate route if necessary,” police said Saturday.

Police also advised attendees to minimize the impact to the neighborhoods surrounding the school by parking in the various parking lots in the area or by utilizing off-street parking outside of the neighborhoods if possible. Carpooling is encouraged.

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Columbian Metro Editor