President Obama Is Coming to Miami Just in Time to Ruin Your Friday Rush Hour

President Obama is making perhaps his final fundraising trip to Miami, and your commute will pay the price.
President Obama is making perhaps his final fundraising trip to Miami, and your commute will pay the price.

In a few short hours, your torturous workweek will end. All that will stand between you and a glorious cocktail are a few painful moments slogging home through Friday-afternoon traffic. But today, assuming you're traveling anywhere near Miami Beach, those few moments will likely turn into excruciating hours of standstill. Thanks, Obama!

Really, this one actually is Obama's fault. The president will land in Miami this afternoon for what might be his last South Florida fundraising trip. And officials are warning commuters to stay the hell away from the Julia Tuttle Causeway and Alton Road in South Beach.

Of course, it's a safe bet that even if you're lucky enough to be able to avoid the Tuttle and Alton, all of that re-routed traffic will clog up every other roadway from South Beach to I-95. 

As for that fundraising, the White House hasn't released any specific details of where the president is headed today. The Miami Herald reports that he'll be at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser, presumably somewhere in the vicinity of Alton Road in South Beach.

He's later scheduled to appear at a dinner hosted by Coconut Grove attorney Robert Rubenstein.  

Console yourself with the thought that your traffic hell is not such a steep price to pay if Obama can channel some of that cash into keeping Donald Trump out of the White House. 


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