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Trump’s Visit Will Disrupt Traffic in Billings

Written by on September 6, 2018

If you’re planning a trip to Billings today, you may want to avoid downtown if you’re in a rush to get to a particular destination.
President Donald Trump’s visit to the City will disrupt traffic in the downtown area this afternoon and into tomorrow morning.
Police Chief Rich St. John told the Billings Gazette yesterday that Air Force One is expected to land at Billings Logan International Airport at 5:30 p.m. today, after which a motorcade will take Trump and his entourage via Highway 3 to MetraPark for the president’s 7 p.m. rally. Every intersection along the route will be cleared until the motorcade arrives at MetraPark, at which time all traffic along the way will be released. St. John said he expects a full traffic stop along Highway 3 to last up to 15 minutes.
When the rally is over, the president’s motorcade will head downtown, and all intersections will again be shut down until Trump reaches his overnight accommodations.
MetraPark officials predict a crowd of about 10,000 will fill the Rimrock Auto Arena to hear from the president. St. John said up to 100 officers could be called in as part of the presidential detail, as well as Yellowstone County sheriff’s deputies and Montana Highway Patrol troopers.

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