Traffic delays due to LI presidential debate

October 15, 2008 3:57:58 AM PDT
Police are cautioning drivers about possible heavy traffic and road closures on Long Island due to the presidential debate being hosted at Hofstra University. Nassau County police say all traffic lanes on Hempstead Turnpike will be open to passenger vehicles, except between Oak Street and Merrick Avenue from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday.

They say that motorists should expect delays because of intermittent traffic diversions near the university's main entrance and Nassau Coliseum.

Earl Ovington Boulevard will also be closed between Hempstead Turnpike and Charles Lindberg Boulevard from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday.

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