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World Championships will cause delays in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Truckers are being warned to plan ahead and brace themselves for delays if they're heading into...


EDMONTON, Alta. — Truckers are being warned to plan ahead and brace themselves for delays if they’re heading into Edmonton over the next week, due to the world track and field championships.

About 43 kilometres of downtown streets will be closed in the city today for a marathon, and thousands of people will clog the downtown as they make their way to the opening ceremonies.

Traffic nightmares are expected to continue throughout the event, making it difficult for truckers to get in and out of the city.

“We tried to look at and (ease) everything we could,” Mayor Bill Smith told local media. “That being said, Edmontonians are prepared to be inconvenienced a bit for a world-class event. But people need to think ahead and plan.”


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