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August 2, 2012 by Blue Ridge Leader filed under Elections, News No Comments
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“President Barack Obama spoke at Loudoun High School in Leesburg on Thursday night to a crowd of thousands. One of the main themes of the Obama speech was that if the president won Loudoun, as he did in 2008, he would win Virginia and the election.

‘We won Loudoun County last time,’ said Obama … ‘and if we win Loudoun County this time, we will win Virginia. And if we win Virginia, we will win this election.”

Obama’s visit ended a three-state swing that also took the president to Ohio and Florida.

(Previous post) The Details: President Obama’s Visit to Leesburg Today

The President will speak on the small front lawn of Loudoun County High School this evening, sparking road closures beginning at 2:30 pm.

Only those people holding tickets will be permitted within the secure areas. Tickets are no longer being distributed. In addition, attendees will not be admitted with umbrellas, chairs, water bottles or signs. Airport- type security will be enforced.

Water bottles will be distributed by volunteers inside the event, but organizers warn that this is a “standing” event and chairs and seating are not available. People must be aware that they may be standing, in the heat, for hours.

Parking will be at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds on Dry Mill Road (17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg, VA 20175). Shuttles will run from there to the event beginning at 4:00 PM until 7:10 PM and then again after the conclusion of the event.

ADA Parking Information:

Those who require special assistance should plan to arrive through the entrance on Catoctin Circle via West Market Road. Extremely limited parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No vehicles will be admitted to this lot after 6:30 PM. Once this lot is full or at 6:30 PM all vehicles will be redirected to the Loudoun County Fairgrounds to a designated parking area where an accessible shuttle will be available. Please note that that shuttle service begins at 4:00 PM and ends at 7:10 PM.

Road Closures:

1. Dry Mill Road from Catoctin Circle to Wage Drive from 2:30 PM until the end of the event. Pedestrian traffic will also be stopped prior to and during the visit.

2. Catoctin Circle between Rosemeade Place and Belmont Drive from 2:30 PM until the end of the event. Pedestrian traffic will also be stopped prior to and during the visit.

3. Lee Avenue from the Dominion Academy to Dry Mill Road from 4:30 PM until the end of the event. Residents seeking access to neighborhoods off of Dry Mill Road to the town line will be able to gain access from the west.

4.The WO&D bike trail will be closed from Catocin Circle to Wage Drive at 6:30 PM. The trail normally closes at dusk.

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