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Sunbelt Expo deals with weather problems


Thousands of people attended day two of the Sunbelt Expo, but they braved wind and chilly temps.

Attendance was off yesterday by about 30% because of rain.

Six inches in the last couple of weeks forced two parking gates at the Expo to close.

Two of those inches fell yesterday, causing some people to get stuck in the mud.

Expo managers decided to close half the gates welcoming the expected 100,000 visitors into the show.

Many people waited in line for hours to experience the premiere Farm Show.

This caused traffic jams.

Vehicles backed up, causing many people to arrive hours later than expected.

"It took us about 3 hours to come from Tifton," says Burt Rogers.

"We are working just as hard as we can to get the masses off the road because we don't like them waiting in line anymore than they do, but there is not a whole lot we can do about it when it is as wet as it is," says Chip Blalock, Sunbelt Ag Expo Exec. Director.

Many people who waited for hours in traffic, decided it wasn't worth it and turned around.

Tomorrow is the last day of the show, and sunshine is expected all day.

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