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Heavy downtown traffic expected during President Trump's Baltimore visit

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Posted at 11:47 AM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 11:09:19-04

BALTIMORE — With President Donald Trump expected to visit Baltimore Thursday evening, the City's Department of Transportation is alerting commuters of it's affect on traffic.

Officials say heavy congestion is expected downtown between 4 and 8 p.m.

Some major intersections are also likely to close during that period of time.

Those heading to and from work should use alternative routes and avoid any area south of Baltimore Street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and N. Central Avenue.

People working downtown should try and leave by 4 p.m. if possible.

For any fans heading to the Orioles game, DOT recommends that the Subway or Light Rail be used.

RELATED: Trump heading to Baltimore, which he previously slammed, for Republican conference

The President will be in town to speak at the 2019 House Republican Conference member retreat dinner being held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Harbor East.

Multiple protests are expected to be held during the President's appearance, some of which stem from his past comments on Baltimore.