LEESBURG, Va. (CBSDC) – President Obama is schedule to roundup a swing-state campaign locally Thursday with a stop at a nearby high school that will force a number of road closures.
Afternoon traffic in Leesburg is expected to be affected by a campaign visit scheduled by President Barack Obama to local Loudoun County High School.
The president will visit the high school located at 415 Dry Mill Road in Leesburg, and in order to facilitate travel and ensure public safety the Leesburg Police Department advises everyone to avoid the area unless attending the event.
The following roads will be closed Thursday:
1.Dry Mill Road, from Catoctin Circle to Wage Drive, beginning at 2:30pm through the end of the event.
2.Catoctin Circle, from Rosemeade Drive to Belmont Drive, beginning at 2:30pm through the end of the event.
3.Lee Avenue, from Dominion Academy to Dry Mill Road, beginning at 4:30pm through the end of the event. Neighborhoods off Dry Mill Road, west of Lee Avenue, will be accessible via Dry Mill Road from west of the town limits.
The campaign stop is a ticketed event which no one will be admitted to without a ticket. Police warn it will not be possible to view any portion of the even form outside the event are. Tickets are being distributed by the Obama for America re-election campaign, and NOT by the Town of Leesburg or the Leesburg Police Department.
WNEW has learned tickets are no longer available for this event on the Obama for America website.
Once these roads are closed to vehicular traffic, pedestrian access will also be limited to event ticket holders only. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., all pedestrian access into the event area will be stopped. Event attendees are advised to arrive at the event site as early as possible.
In addition, the W&OD Trail will be closed from Catoctin Circle to western town limits beginning at 6:30 p.m. Trail users headed eastbound from outside the town limits will be able to continue east, around the restricted area, on town trails through the Fox Ridge neighborhood after 6:30 p.m.