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Road closures to hit Philadelphia 2 days before convention

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 7, 2016 4:36 PM
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(Philadelphia)_ Road closures and highway restrictions will go into effect two full days before the Democratic Convention gets underway in Philadelphia.

The Secret Service released a map of the closures on Thursday.

The convention is July 25-28, and from July 23 to July 29, a number of closures and restrictions will be in place.

Truck traffic will be limited on sections of Interstate 95 and other roads in the region will be closed.

A 3/4-mile section of Broad Street, the main north-south artery leading to the convention site, will be closed to all but authorized vehicles.

It's unclear if that will affect a march that's approved along Broad Street from downtown to a park near the convention.

Protests are being allowed in a park across from the convention site.
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