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Mar 21 2011

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Spring Break crowds back-up traffic

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR.

Back to back concerts, lim­ited travel to Mexico, national artists up and down the strip, all led to one of the biggest Spring Break weeks in years, according to officials.

Thousands of visitors made their way on the island and law enforcement, city manag­ers and officials and promot­ers were all doing what they could to move the crowds along.

Traffic began backing up into Port Isabel Friday after­noon. By mid afternoon, it had backed up through the city and within a few hours it was reaching the city limits of Laguna Vista. At 4 a.m. Sat­urday morning it was still a stand still on the bridge itself.

“This was by far the big­gest we can remember,” said Laguna Vista Chief of Police Robert McGinnis, “We had traffic backed up within the city limits here for hours. ”

As the traffic backed up, of­ficers from Port Isabel began taking their spots along the route. Their main task was to keep things rolling but at the same time they were on duty enforcing the law.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Mar. 24 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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