Road closures planned ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic Primary debate

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Police say multiple roads will close Tuesday for the Democratic Primary debate in downtown Charleston.

The event will require heightened security measures including road closures for vehicle and pedestrian traffic beginning at 1 p.m., police spokesman Charles Francis.

Police announced the following closures:

  • Alexander Street just past the Gaillard Garage will close at 1 p.m. Garage traffic only will be permitted after 1 p.m.
  • George Street between East Bay and Anson Streets will close at 4 p.m.
  • Anson Street between George and Calhoun Streets will close at 4 p.m.

The roads are expected to reopen at approximately 11 p.m., Francis said.

Buist Academy in downtown Charleston will also be dismissed at 1 p.m. Tuesday because of the anticipated congestion. All after school programs, including Kaleidoscope, are being canceled as well. The school office will close at 2:30 p.m.

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