The Interstate 277 inner loop was at a standstill Tuesday afternoon following the rally featuring President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Obama concluded his remarks just before 4:30 p.m. Afterward the two traveled to Midwood Smokehouse in Plaza Midwood.
When Obama and Clinton arrived earlier in the afternoon, their motorcade drove on Interstate 277 and then exited at South Boulevard. The motorcade then turned north on Stonewall Street to reach the convention center.
The motorcade closed the streets while Obama and Clinton passed, but they quickly opened again.
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Obama and Clinton will be returning to Charlotte Douglas International Airport this afternoon.
The Charlotte Department of Transportation said police are handling all road closures. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police couldn’t immediately be reached Tuesday afternoon.