Know Your Routes to Avoid Obama

President Obama is here. Don't honk your horns.

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    Obama in Town |
    President Obama celebrated his birthday in Chi-Town, attending several fundraisers and speaking at a Chicago Ford plant.

    At 4:45 p.m., traffic hell will break loose in Miami as Air Force One lands with President Barack Obama ready to scare up cash for his Democrat buddies.

    The real scary part will be the traffic nightmare unleashed as the motorcade makes its way from Miami International Airport to the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach during the height of rush hour.

    While some will be paying $10,000 to get a Facebook pic with the pres, others will be wishing they had that much to pay for an open lane to get home.

    Here's the word from police and traffic authorities in the know:

    "Residents and visitors should be aware that there will intermittent street closures on 41st as the Presidential motorcade crosses from the Causeway to Collins Avenue and vice versa. 41st Street will reopen as soon as the motorcade has completely cleared the street.

    Residents and visitors should also expect more congestion than normal on Collins Avenue from 41st to 46th Street throughout the day due to the set up for this event.

    Large vehicles will not be permitted to stop in front of the Fontainebleau during the President's visit. Alternatives to avoid this area are Alton Road and Pinetree Drive."

    So there you have it. To save yourself some trouble, stay at work and try to get a little overtime. If you drove your monster truck or semi to work today, avoid heading toward the Fontainebleau.

    If none of those apply to you, then you should be able to enjoy the normal bumper-to-bumper ride home.