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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Police warn of traffic congestion at graduations

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With graduation ceremonies set for Saturday, May 4, and Saturday, May 11, at Averett University’s North Campus, the Danville Police Department reminds motorists to expect heavy traffic in the area.

Averett University will hold a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, for more than 220 graduates. The ceremony will take place at 10 the E. Stuart James Grant Athletic & Convocation Center at the North Campus, 707 Mount Cross Road.

Danville Community College’s graduation ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Averett's North Campus.

Heavy traffic along Mount Cross Road, as well as Piedmont Drive, Riverside Drive, and Westover Drive, is expected before and following each graduation, police said on Thursday.

Motorists are advised to slow down and proceed with caution, allow ample time to reach their destination, or consider alternate routes.

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