Madison Police ask for patience, alertness as thousands attend Trump campaign stop


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UPDATE:  Madison Police have closed Celtic Drive entirely.  All overflow traffic for the rally is being directed to the overflow parking areas at Intergraph and Bob Jones High School.

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) –  The line for the Donald Trump Campaign Rally began forming at 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, around 10 hours before the official 4:00 p.m. start time. Madison Police said more than 20,000 people are expected to attend Trump’s campaign stop at Madison City Schools Stadium on Celtic Drive.

Police said Celtic Drive will become a one-way street at noon. The southbound lane from the stadium to Madison Boulevard will be marked off for pedestrian traffic only. Celtic Drive will be closed to all traffic at 3:30 p.m.

The doors open at 2:00 p.m. In order to accommodate the large crowd, Madison Police have designated parking areas. There will be an area marked off at the stadium, as well as two overflow parking lots. One of those lots is the Intergraph Parking Lot on Intergraph Way, the other is at Bob Jones High School located on Hughes Road. The Trump Campaign is providing and operating buses to transport spectators from the overflow lots to the stadium.

Officers ask drivers to be patient while they make their way to the stadium, and to be mindful of people walking before and after the rally.

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