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Traffic alert: Obama motorcade may clog Miami-area roads Wednesday afternoon

President Barack Obama is welcomed by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Florida Gov. Rick Scott as he arrives at Miami International Airport with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson for a town hall meeting on immigration at Florida International University on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.
President Barack Obama is welcomed by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Florida Gov. Rick Scott as he arrives at Miami International Airport with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson for a town hall meeting on immigration at Florida International University on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. EL Nuevo Herald

President Barack Obama — and his motorcade — will be in Miami on Wednesday afternoon, which can mean only one thing for drivers: traffic jams.

Major roads typically shut down to make way for the president, who will speak about immigration at Florida International University. The event will be nationally televised on Telemundo and MSNBC beginning at 7 p.m., but it will be taped several hours earlier.

Air Force One is scheduled to land at Miami International Airport at 2:45 p.m and depart at 5:05 p.m., at the start of the evening rush.

No specific road closures have been announced, but it’s safe to say drivers can expect slowdowns near MIA and FIU’s main campus in West Miami-Dade County while Obama in town. Flights in and out of the airport may also be delayed.

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