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Sunny Afternoon Backs Up Fair Traffic Into Danvers

Some of the first sunny weather in a week has created a significant backup headed to the Topsfield Fair on Friday afternoon.

The first sunny day for the 2012 edition of the Topsfield Fair means the traffic backup on Route 1 is significant Friday afternoon.

On Twitter, Mike Berry was reporting that it is more than an hour trip from the Ferncroft Rotary in Danvers to the fairgrounds on Route 1 in Topsfield. Another Twitter user, Brandi White, described the traffic as “horrible.”

Google Maps reports the trip for the 2.5-mile drive from the rotary will take about 22 minutes in current traffic, as of 3:30 p.m. The normal travel time is about 5 minutes.

Anyone headed to the area of Danvers closest to the Topsfield town line along Route 1, expect slight delays. If you are headed to the fair, expect slowgoing and check out what you need to know at the fair today.

Traffic along Route 97 on the east side of the fairgrounds was faring quite a bit better, although it was still slowgoing.

Friday marks the start of the final weekend of the fair, which runs through Columbus Day on Monday.

Alan Young October 07, 2012 at 12:57 AM
If people would think outside the lines of "rte. 1 is the way to go" mentality things would be alot better. It isn"t rocket science for anyone to figure out a different way.

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