Traffic alert: Avoid Emory area

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Monday, May 11, 2009

Emory University police are asking motorists to avoid the area until after 9:30 a.m. this morning and again from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. this afternoon due to heavy traffic congestion created by graduation ceremonies.

Vicente Fox Quesada, who was the President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006, is the commencement speaker for this morning’s ceremonies. More than 15,000 people are expected, according to the school’s website.

“It’s already heavy right now,” a police dispatcher of the traffic. Every officer in the department is on duty, police said.