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State police warn of Woodstock festival traffic delays

Woodstock Festival of Arts and Music at Bethel, New York, August 1969. (AP Photo)

State police are warning travelers in the Hudson Valley of likely traffic delays coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival.

Posted: Aug 13, 2019 10:03 AM

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) - State police are warning travelers in the Hudson Valley of likely traffic delays coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival.

Troopers say traffic congestion is expected on routes 17 and 17b in Sullivan County Thursday through Sunday. Traffic is expected to be particularly heavy on Route 17 westbound between the Thruway in Harriman and exit 104 onto Route 17b in Monticello.

Peak traffic for westbound lanes is anticipated between 1 and 7 p.m. and for eastbound lanes between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. all four days of the anniversary concert weekend.

Local officials expect up to 100,000 visitors to the Woodstock festival site in the town of Bethel Thursday through Sunday. The site is hosting separate shows by festival veterans like Carlos Santana and John Fogerty.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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