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Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh causing road, school closings

October 22, 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh on Wednesday will close roads and a dozen schools.

Police Chief Scott Schubert is advising residents and employees to leave early, work from home if they can and expect heavier than normal traffic.

The president on Wednesday will speak at an annual natural gas industry conference.

Road closures will begin at midnight Tuesday and continue throughout the day Wednesday. Trump’s motorcade also is expected to disrupt traffic near Pittsburgh’s airport.

Streets will reopen on a staggered basis after Trump leaves.

A dozen schools are closing because of the traffic disruptions and the city schools have canceled all athletic events.

Trump was the first Republican presidential candidate since 1988 to win Pennsylvania, and the state is important to his re-election campaign.