Lexington Police issue traffic alert for Friday afternoon

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police Department issued a traffic alert for Friday afternoon.

Due to the KHSAA Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament at Rupp Arena, and a scheduled visit from Vice President Mike Pence, drivers should expect delays downtown and in the area around Blue Grass Airport.

Traffic is expected to be heavy in those areas. Some roadways will be briefly shut down this afternoon into the evening rush hour.

Police ask drivers to be patient and to allow extra time for their commute.

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