Rain Causes Parking Problems At Flight 93 Memorial

SHANKSVILLE (KDKA) — Rain caused parking lots at the Flight 93 Memorial site to become mud pits on Friday.

There was gridlock as the Park Service had to find new places for people to park.

“We’ve had some difficulty today with the rain and areas that were designated as parking for the public,” said Robin Snyder, Public Information Officer. “We’ve had to go to Plan B and Plan C in some cases.”

KDKA’s David Highfield reports:

With thousands of visitors expected for Saturday’s dedication of the permanent memorial, the Park Service is asking people to arrive at least two hours early.

They also advise that the public area is in a field, with no tents, so people should dress comfortably and wear good walking shoes.

Meanwhile, the Turnpike Commission and State Police are warning drivers to expect delays, and even temporary road closures as dignitaries make their way to the site.

Drivers headed to the dedication will enter the site at the new entrance off of Route 30.

The dedication is at 12:30 p.m., but the park opens much earlier.

“Site access begins at 7,” said Snyder.

KDKA’s Trina Orlando has a look at the rainy conditions in Shanksville:

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  • Steve

    Road closures for dignitaries? How about telling the dignitaries to get there early enough not to block the traffic for those that are there for a real reason, as opposed to getting their media attention.

  • Candice Conti

    My heart goes out to all that lost their lives on Flight 93 when our military brought this plane down in order to save it from wrecking into one of the 3 Nuclear Power Plants or another building in DC.

    • The Truth

      The plane was NOT shot down by the military. Take your propaganda elsewhere.

  • Paradigm Shift

    Re-indoctrinate the sheeple with a booster dose of B.S.

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