Good, Bad, Ugly Spring Break in full effect

Port Isabel South Padre PRESS
Special to the PRESS

Any thoughts that area residents just might escape Spring Break 2012 unscathed were easily quashed by Thursday as traffic lined up, Island-bound, deep into Port Isabel on Hwy. 100.

Island officials are expecting record numbers of Spring Breakers this season with this weekend being the busiest.

As of Monday, hotel/motel occupancy was at 85 percent and was expected to be closer to 100 percent by tomorrow (Friday, March 16). Coca-Cola Beach was expected to receive upwards of 15,000 visitors per day but as of Thursday, organizers were saying the numbers could easily exceed 22,000.

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