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October 9, 2014 at 10:15 AM

VP Biden’s visit bringing Seattle-area traffic to a standstill

Taking a late commute this morning? Expect to be completely stuck on Interstate 5 through Seattle because of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit.

All freeway on- and off-ramps through downtown were closed around 9:45 a.m. and aren’t expected to reopen for another 15 to 25 minutes, a police source said. The source asked not to be named because police are not supposed to acknowledge Biden’s visit. They can only say that “a dignitary” is visiting Seattle Thursday.

On the other side of Lake Washington, traffic on Interstate 405 is at a standstill from I-5 to state Highway 169 because of  Biden’s visit.

Biden is scheduled to discuss workplace and economic issues at Renton Technical College at 11 a.m. and will attend a political fundraising luncheon at the Washington State Convention Center with Sen. Maria Cantwell.

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