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Lee County braces for opening day traffic

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Lee County schools will open on Friday and local law enforcement officials are expecting major traffic delays in downtown Leesburg.

Leesburg City Manager Bob Alexander says most parents want to take their children to school for the first day.

That creates plenty of congestion around the Lee County Courthouse with its four-way stop intersection just off U.S. Highway 19.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office and Leesburg Police Department will be out directing traffic but parents are asked to be patient with number of cars expected to be on the road Friday morning.

 Bob Alexander said. "We are expecting a lot of traffic. We are going to do the best we can to try to keep moving it. There is only so much we can do on that first day."

A bypass that will help with the school traffic problem in Leesburg is expected to be completed in December of 2015.

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