Sheriff Says Trump-Impacted Traffic Will Lighten Up Once Things "Calm Down"


Even though he's no longer a sitting president, road closures around Donald Trump's Palm Beach home remain in place through Monday.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says that was to be expected.

"It will be more substantial than normal retirement of presidents, only because obviously there's controversy going on."

He says as soon as it "calms down, then the footprint will be reduced."

Moving forward, he says the Trump family will have a scaled down Secret Service detail.

"There's not going to be a big traffic problem. It's not near the volume of people that are going to be involved that is when he's a sitting president."

Some residents have been complaining about the Trump family moving to Mar-a-Lago permanently, citing the traffic back-ups that have occurred over the past 4 years whenever he would visit.

The sheriff says the rolling roadblocks won't be happening in the future whenever the former president heads out to the golf course.

"They'll just move along with the traffic the way it is and unless somebody knows it's him they probably won't even realize what's going on. It will be a couple of cars. That's it."

An alert on the Town of Palm Beach website notes: The checkpoints and road closures in and around Mar-A-Lago are in place. Expect traffic delays in this area through Monday, January 25, 2021. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

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