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Colorado Springs braces for traffic closures during President Trump’s rally

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- With the arrival of President Donald Trump for a campaign rally Thursday in Colorado Springs, plans are already in place to ensure a smooth ride from Air Force One to the Broadmoor World Arena.

But that means streets across the city will likely be shut down for hours while the president is in town.

The Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso County Sheriff's Office will be aiding the president's motorcade.

Officials says Air Force One is scheduled to arrive around 4 p.m. but the road closures will begin earlier.

Trump's most recent visit brought the closures of roads like Fountain Blvd, Powers Blvd and Interstate 25. These roads are likely to be closed off to citizen drivers Thursday as well.

The Harrison School District Two was advised by law enforcement that its nearby roads would be closed off as early as 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday. In response, D-2 sent out alerts to parents that children will be released early and will be on buses at noon or can be picked up.

Officials are advising people to give themselves extra time to arrive to their destination and plan for possible delays.

President Trump is scheduled to speak at 5 p.m. at the World Arena. KRDO will have full coverage for the president's arrival and his speech during the local rally.

Colorado Springs / Local News / Politics / Traffic

Zachary Aedo

Zach is a reporter for KRDO and Telemundo Surco. Learn more about Zach here.

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7 Comments

  1. Hey, who’s the lucky African-American that will get paid $500 to stand behind him in a MAGA hat? I got 4 tickets! Look for my empty seats!

    1. You know a ticket just gives you the right to stand in line. Lots of people with tickets do not get in. Ever see the over crowd?

  2. Oh, Wonderful..I missed job opportunities today because I was stuck in traffic with my job coach..Thanks, Trump, you may have cost me a job. So much for “Job Growth”. Must have been nice for people who DON’T live in Security Widefield to get around.

  3. Cops blocked off two major highway ramps into Security Widefield and when asked why, they said “Duhhh, we can’t say.” Really? You can’t say that Trump has a rally in the area?

    Information Blackouts are indicative of Police State mentality.

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