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Police working downtown traffic as bridge run draws near

Police directing traffic in downtown earlier on Friday. Police directing traffic in downtown earlier on Friday.
Police directing traffic in downtown earlier on Friday. Police directing traffic in downtown earlier on Friday.
Thousands of people are descending for big events this weekend like the Cooper River Bridge Run, the Family Circle Cup tennis tourney, the Flowertown Festival and the Cajun Fest. Thousands of people are descending for big events this weekend like the Cooper River Bridge Run, the Family Circle Cup tennis tourney, the Flowertown Festival and the Cajun Fest.
Charleston City Police are out in force working traffic control. Officers have been stationed at key intersections on Meeting from Market to I-26. Charleston City Police are out in force working traffic control. Officers have been stationed at key intersections on Meeting from Market to I-26.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - If you've been anywhere around Charleston Friday afternoon you know the roads are packed.

Charleston City Police are out in force working traffic control. Officers have been stationed at key intersections on Meeting from Market to I-26.

Thousands of people are descending for big events this weekend like the Cooper River Bridge Run, the Family Circle Cup tennis tourney, the Flowertown Festival and the Cajun Fest.

Drivers are paying the price for all that fun, in the form of traffic congestion. Earlier in the day police didn't have too much of a hard time directing traffic in downtown, but by the afternoon it was a different story.

Bridge run organizers announced that registration was closed for the Saturday event with all 40,000 open spots now filled.

According to race officials, runners and walkers are going to be split into 12 waves of 3,000 to 5,000 participants for the 34th annual Cooper River Bridge Run. Three minute intervals will elapse between each wave's start.

Runners are not the only ones profiting from the Cooper River Bridge Run. Nine charities have been selected to benefit from the run's 'Charity Connection' program and now that the race is sold out, the charities will get a huge boost.

To keep up to date on the bridge run you can log onto Bridge Run Central.

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