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Field & Stream Grand Opening Creates Traffic Jams

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Motorists be advised. Traffic is jammed near the Millcreek Mall.   It's been that way all morning, and is expected to be jammed throughout the day and night.

The official opening of the Field and Stream store on Interchange Road is underway.   Traffic is backed on Interchange Road, and Edinboro Road. It was even backed up on Interstate 79 earlier today.    If you're lucky, you can get a parking spot near the store, but most customers are having to park at least a quarter mile away, including across the street at the Millcreek Mall parking lots.   Customer Leonard Elder, of Union City, walked in the rain from the McDonald's restaurant near Edinboro Road.

 "A lot of traffic'" he said.   "Cops got the road shut off down here on the main entrance.   So take your time and be careful."

Millcreek Police have five officers assigned to work inside and outside the store throughout the day.

"I think people have to be patient because this is the Grand Opening.  It's attracted a lot of people.   That's just the situation we have to deal with," said Sgt. Rick Skonieczka.
       
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