JUST IN: Expect traffic Friday night as fair opens, Trump arrives


President Donald Trump’s eastbound motorcade may snarl traffic for South Florida Fairgoers heading west Friday evening on Southern Boulevard.

The president is scheduled to land sometime after 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach International Airport for his 11th visit to the winter White House since taking office, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities do not anticipate fair traffic to be affected by motorcade delays.

The two-mile trip from the airport to Mar-a-Lago blocks all traffic near the Southern Boulevard route — the main throughway to the South Florida Fairgrounds about 10 miles west of the airport.

The 2018 fair opens Friday.

The South Florida Fair offers traffic tips — take an Uber or the bus — on its website.



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