Road closures for presidential debate
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For example, Earl Ovington Boulevard will be closed to all traffic between Hempstead Turnpike and Charles Lindberg Boulevard from 6 a.m. to midnight.
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In addition, no commercial traffic will be allowed onto Hempstead Turnpike, between Oak Street and Merrick Avenue, from 6 a.m. to midnight. Westbound traffic will be diverted at Merrick Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike while motorists traveling eastbound will be diverted at Oak Street and Hempstead Turnpike, police said.
All lanes of Hempstead Turnpike will remain open to passenger vehicles, but motorists should expect periodic delays throughout the day, particularly in the vicinity of university's main entrance and near the Nassau Coliseum, police said. The department is advising motorists to use alternative routes or to avoid the area altogether on Tuesday.