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ISP: avoid US 41 Friday afternoon due to President's Visit

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Once President Obama lands here at the Airport around 1:00 Friday afternoon, Highway 41 will be shut down.

If your usual commute takes you on US 41, or if you are planning to travel that way Friday afternoon, better plan another route.

Indiana State Police are telling motorists to avoid using US 41 due to President Obama's visit to Gibson County.

ISP says the portion of 41 between central Vanderburgh County and central Gibson County will be impacted.

If you choose to use US 41 on Friday afternoon, expect delays.

"It's going to be a lot easier on yourself if you just simply avoid the area," says Todd Ringle with Indiana State Police. "If for some reason you choose to travel US 41 please keep in mind that most likely you're going to experience some major delays."

If you're hoping to catch a glimpse of the president and his motorcade or Air Force One, police say you need to plan ahead. 

They want you to know you won't be able to just stop and watch.

"Don't think you can drive down the road and pull over on the berm, get out and wave at the President," says Ringle. "You need to make sure you are in a safe spot maybe someone's yard or a parking lot somewhere. But you're going to have to start thinking where you're going to do that because tomorrow is going to be a very busy day ."

Plan to park at a private home or parking lot along 41 and wait.

Due to security issues, state police will not release any additional information until Friday afternoon.

You can follow @ISPEvansville on Twitter for updates.

14News will also bring you traffic information on air, online and on our mobile app.

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