Here’s why your Tuesday afternoon downtown commute will probably be terrible

If you can work from home on Tuesday, downtown Atlanta employees, it might be a wise idea.

That’s because there will be a big event at Georgia Tech Tuesday afternoon. It’s going to force the shutdown of the main artery that flows through Atlanta, because this event will have a special guest …

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Thanks, Obama.

GT will host the president for a speech, with the doors opening at 10:30 a.m. and the speech occurring shortly after, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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It’s Obama’s third event in the South in recent days, the report added, and his trip to Atlanta will serve as a fundraising trip, as well as a chance to speak to college students about the importance of higher education and college funding, the AJC also said.

But for a majority of Atlanta’s citizens, it’s just a chance to experience massive, frustrating gridlock due to a highway shutdown caused by the Presidential Motorcade.

A spokesperson for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport told the AJC that there shouldn’t be any major delays caused by the president’s visit. Sure, we’ve all heard that one before.

It’s probably a good idea to stay off the roads between 2 and 4 p.m. Tuesday.


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