Traffic Changes Expected for Obama NYC Visit

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    NBCNewYork
    Expect delays and closures in lower Manhattan throughout the late morning and early afternoon.

    Traffic changes and road closures are expected as part of the tight security planned for President Barack Obama's visit to Manhattan today.

    The NYPD has not released specifics on road closures, but did send out a traffic advisory.

    Here are some of the changes you can expect:

    • PATH service into the World Trade Center station will be suspended for about an hour around noon Thursday. The president plans to lay a wreath at ground zero and visit with Sept. 11 families and emergency workers.
       
    • The NYPD advises motorists to avoid driving in Manhattan late Thursday morning and early afternoon, and to use mass transit if at all possible due to anticipated traffic disruption and congestion during the president's visit.
       
    • Expect street closures and delays at West, Vesey, Greenwich, Liberty, Church and Fulton streets early this afternoon as the President's motorcade moves toward ground zero.
       
    • Expect closures near 48th and 8th streets while the President visits a fire house ahead of his trip to ground zero.

    Stay with NBC New York online and on air all day for full coverage on Obama's visit to Manhattan and his meeting with 9/11 families.