Palo Alto police are expecting traffic jams from presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' rally in Palo Alto on Wednesday, June 1.
Sanders will be speaking around 2:30 p.m. at a rally dubbed, "A Future to Believe In," at the Cubberley Community Center fields, at 4000 Middlefield Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Police say there could be traffic delays in the southern end of the city between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
There will be no closure of major roadways, police said, but there will be delays along Middlefield Road, San Antonio Road, East Charleston Road and Alma Street.
Live traffic updates will be posted on the police department's Twitter account.
People are encouraged to avoid the areas or to allow for extra time to get to and from destinations.
The rally is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are "strongly encouraged," an event description reads. Admission is first come, first served.
On-site parking will be very limited; carpooling and the use of public transportation are also encouraged.
Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are also holding their graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, Paly's beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Gunn's at 6 p.m., police noted. Those attending the ceremonies, especially at Gunn, are advised to allow for extra travel time due to the possible residual traffic from the Sanders rally.
Police said alternative arrangements for the pick-up of students from nearby Greendell School have been made, and the school has been communicating those arrangements to affected parents.