Gridlock alert in effect as Obama comes to town

A gridlock alert is in effect today, warning motorists of a possible traffic nightmare due to President Barack Obama's visit and the Rockefeller Center tree-lighting

NEW YORK - A gridlock alert is in effect today, warning motorists of a possible traffic nightmare due to President Barack Obama's visit and the Rockefeller Center tree-lighting ceremony.

While in town, the president will attend three fundraisers to raise money for his upcoming campaign. He'll also attend a reception celebrating progress on gay rights and the six-month anniversary of New York's approval of gay marriage.

Starting at 3 p.m., roadways near Rockefeller Center will be closed for the annual holiday event. It kicks of at 7 p.m. and officials expect heavy traffic throughout the area until 11 p.m.

Watch News 12 Traffic and WeatherTraffic Cameras

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college 1 VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college
Brooklyn Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec. 10-11 2 Brooklyn Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec. 10-11
3 VIDEO: Interview with friend of East NY throat slashing victim
Check out these animals up for adoption. 4 Furry Friends for 12/9 - Animals for Adoption
Starting this weekend, a favorite holiday toy is 5 Lego World comes to Downtown Brooklyn

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE