Everything you need to know before President Trump's rally


    President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House while walking to Marine One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington. Trump is en route to Camp David. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Everything you need to know before President Donald Trump’s rally in El Paso

    Today is the day President Donald J. Trump holds his first campaign rally in the Borderland. This means major traffic tie-ups for drivers in El Paso.

    You can expect bumper-to-bumper traffic is South Central El Paso, as crews prepare for the visit.

    Specific closure information has not been released at this time, due to security reasons.

    However, there are some street you’ll want to avoid if you’re not going to the rally.

    Paisano and Delta are both major roadways near the El Paso County Coliseum.

    And while Border Highway is usually a good route to take to avoid I-10 congestion, you’ll likely want to avoid it if you can.

    Another major point of concern will be the Bridge of the Americas,

    It will be closed from 8 p.m. to midnight due to the president's visit, according to El Diario. Customs and Border Protection officials are urging people to avoid the area and ask that drivers use a different port of entry.

    There are also 13 schools across El Paso that will close early today due to the president's visit.

    Aoy Elementary School

    Beall Elementary School

    Burleson Elementary School

    Clardy Elementary School

    Cooley Elementary School

    Douglass Elementary School

    Hart Elementary School

    Zavala Elementary School

    Guillen Middle School

    Henderson Middle School

    Bowie High School

    Jefferson High School

    Silva Magnet High School

    These schools are all near the coliseum and will be released at noon today.

    All after-school activities, including sports and clubs, are canceled, as well.

    If you plan on attending the rally, there is a list of items that are prohibited inside the coliseum.

    Aerosols

    Ammunition

    Animals (other than service/guide animals)

    Backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions

    Balloons

    Bicycles

    Coolers

    Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems

    Explosives

    Firearms

    Glass, thermal or metal containers

    Laser pointers

    Mace or pepper spray

    Packages

    Selfie sticks

    Signs exceeding size restrictions (20 inches x 3 inches x 1/4 inch)

    Structures

    Support for signs and placards

    Toy guns

    Weapons of any kind

    The rally is set to begin at 7 p.m. at the El Paso County coliseum. Doors will open to the public at 4 p.m.

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