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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Traffic and flight delays expected with Obama’s visit

With President Obama visiting Seattle on Sunday afternoon and evening, officials are warning about traffic and flight delays from mid-Sunday through Monday morning.

The president is scheduled to arrive at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and will depart at 8:50 a.m. Monday, also from Sea-Tac.

An airport spokeswoman said air traffic will be halted a little before Air Force One arrives and remain stopped while Obama is at the airport, but she didn’t expect major delays.

A bigger problem might be getting to or from the airport Sunday or Monday, or driving anywhere in that area, since roads often are shut down for a presidential motorcade. The Washington State Department of Transportation is warning travelers to expect delays on “major highways,” but gives no details.

Obama is scheduled to attend two fundraisers during his stay — one in North Seattle on Sunday afternoon, and a second in the evening in Medina on the Eastside.

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