Vice President Harris to impact traffic during visit to Seattle

While Harris’ exact travel times and routes are not known, visitors can still plan ahead by anticipating delays and temporary closures.

SEATTLE – Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Seattle and drivers are asked to prepare for traffic and closed roads around the city.

Harris landed in Seattle on Tuesday night. She will speak Wednesday at an event highlighting the current administration’s investments in clean school buses.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program will provide $5 billion over the next five years to replace existing school buses with zero-emissions and low-emission models.

She will be joined by EPA Administrator Michael Regan. Harris will also speak at a financial event.

Although Vice President Harris’ exact routes and travel times have not been announced in advance, visitors can still plan ahead by preparing for delays and temporary road closures.

During vice president visits, the Secret Service has the authority to provide security, including ordering highways and streets to be closed. According to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), bus and car traffic in downtown Seattle and around the area will be impacted.

SDOT says cycling and public transit can be good ways to avoid congestion, but some bus routes may also be affected by road closures, including short routes that may have to be closed. run again.

King County Metro posts service advisories online and sends transit alerts to customers to notify them of return bus routes and itinerary changes. Riders can see if their route has been affected by visiting Metro’s service advisory page.

Drivers can also use the KING 5 traffic radar to plan their moves ahead of time.

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