Washington Road exit ramps reopen for Masters traffic

Washington Road exit ramps have reopened off I-20, traffic officials said at 9:30 a.m., as motorists continue to arrive for the 2011 Masters Tournament practice rounds.


"It's calmed down some," said Georgia Department of Transportation Spokeswoman Cissy McNure.

Officials also report that B-lot was full at 8:30 a.m.

Traffic flow remains smooth with golf traffic headed east diverted onto Stanley Drive toward free parking. Deputies are assisted by parking attendants wearing neon green vests, who appear to be quickly shepherding cars into even rows.

To check traffic online, the city has offered web cameras at www.augustatraffic.com.

Parking lots are filling up fast, but there is still plenty of open field left.
People are walking toward Gate 6 in groups of 10 to 20, politely ignoring the vendors yelling "badge holders, badge holders."





Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

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