UVA PD anticipates major traffic impact due to Final Exercises

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Police Department is expecting Final Exercises to have a more traffic impact around the city this weekend.

Tens of thousands are expected to be on Grounds for the events.

Officers are encouraging locals to avoid the area and find other ways to navigate the city this weekend.

"If you don't need to be near Grounds, avoid it," said Sergeant Ben Rexrode. "Definitely use the bypass and other roads to get around the Corner and the UVA area because of the heavy traffic that will be here."

The police department will be active on its social media pages helping people navigate the area and providing updates about when to avoid UVA.

Officers will be working throughout each ceremony to help drivers get around.

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