Everything you need to know before President Trump's rally
Everything you need to know before President Donald Trump’s rally in El Paso
Today is the day President Donald J. Trump holds his first campaign rally in the Borderland. This means major traffic tie-ups for drivers in El Paso.
You can expect bumper-to-bumper traffic is South Central El Paso, as crews prepare for the visit.
Specific closure information has not been released at this time, due to security reasons.
However, there are some street you’ll want to avoid if you’re not going to the rally.
Paisano and Delta are both major roadways near the El Paso County Coliseum.
And while Border Highway is usually a good route to take to avoid I-10 congestion, you’ll likely want to avoid it if you can.
Another major point of concern will be the Bridge of the Americas,
It will be closed from 8 p.m. to midnight due to the president's visit, according to El Diario. Customs and Border Protection officials are urging people to avoid the area and ask that drivers use a different port of entry.
There are also 13 schools across El Paso that will close early today due to the president's visit.
Aoy Elementary School
Beall Elementary School
Burleson Elementary School
Clardy Elementary School
Cooley Elementary School
Douglass Elementary School
Hart Elementary School
Zavala Elementary School
Guillen Middle School
Henderson Middle School
Bowie High School
Jefferson High School
Silva Magnet High School
These schools are all near the coliseum and will be released at noon today.
All after-school activities, including sports and clubs, are canceled, as well.
If you plan on attending the rally, there is a list of items that are prohibited inside the coliseum.
Animals (other than service/guide animals)
Backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions
Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
Glass, thermal or metal containers
Mace or pepper spray
Signs exceeding size restrictions (20 inches x 3 inches x 1/4 inch)
Support for signs and placards
Weapons of any kind
The rally is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum. Doors will open to the public at 4 p.m.