Gridlock alert as President Joe Biden makes several stops across New York

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Friday, April 26, 2024
Gridlock alert as President Biden makes several stops across New York
President Biden is making the rounds on Thursday across the state, meaning heavier traffic.

IRVINGTON, New York (WABC) -- President Joe Biden is expected to cause gridlock and possibly some traffic headaches as he wraps up a visit to New York City on Friday.

Biden is spending Thursday night in the city ahead of fundraisers Friday morning.

It comes after the president visited Irvington for a fundraiser on Thursday evening.

The fundraiser was hosted by actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones and fashion designer Eileen Fisher.

It was Biden's third time visiting Westchester County since he was elected president in 2020.

Irvington police had asked that people avoid travelling in the area after 2 p.m.

Several schools and businesses in the area adjusted heir operating hours in anticipation of his trip.

The Irvington, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown and Hastings-on-Hudson school districts implemented early release schedules ahead of the president's arrival, and all after-school programs in those districts were canceled Thursday.

Before the fundraiser, Biden was in Syracuse at 2 p.m. to announce a more than $6 billion investment in semiconductor manufacturer Micron. He was joined by Gov. Kathy Hochul and Sen. Charles Schumer.

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