BREAKING: Expect heavy traffic on Southern Blvd. near Mar-a-Lago tonight

3:14 p.m Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 Local
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Traffic backs up on eastbound Southern Boulevard as security for Mar-a-Lago is beefed up Friday, February 17, 2017. At times Friday morning, traffic was backed up past Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. (Lannis Waters / Daily News) (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

Expect traffic congestion on Southern Blvd in the area of Mar-a-Lago from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Seek an alternate route while traveling in the area.

Mar-a-Lago, the president’s private club, will host its annual New Year’s Eve gala. Party-goers can expect security checks by the Secret Service, which caused lengthy traffic jams during last year’s social season.