Road closures planned for prez debate

October 15, 2008 4:40:04 AM PDT
Police on Long Island have announced traffic advisories for the area surrounding Hofstra University for Wednesday night's presidential debate. No commercial traffic will be allowed on Hempstead Turnpike between Oak Street and Merrick Avenue between 10 a.m. and 1 a.m.

Westbound commercial traffic will be diverted at Merrick Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike and eastbound commercial traffic will be diverted at Oak Street and Hempstead Turnpike.

Hempstead Turnpike will remain open to passenger vehicles.

However, motorists should expect periodic delays in the area around Hofstra and the Nassau Coliseum.

Earl Ovington Boulevard will be closed to all traffic between Hempstead Turnpike and Charles Lindberg Boulevard.