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Expect traffic, transit delays with Obama’s visit Friday

Motorists in and around Miami International Airport, PortMiami and downtown Miami can expect delays or road closures during President Barack Obama’s brief visit on Friday.

PortMiami officials said the port would be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic from about 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Cruise passengers are advised to contact their cruise lines directly for further information.

Miami-Dade Transit’s Metrorail and Metromover service will also be affected during Obama’s short stay in Miami, according to transit officials, who said the elevated trains would not run for 25 to 30 minutes.

Also, Metrorail riders who plan to use the Orange Line to go to MIA are advised to expect delays.

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