By RAY QUIROGA
Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS
Texas Week proved that it wasn’t a matter of if but when Spring Breakers would funnel into the area and officials’ predictions of record breaking numbers are appearing to be right on the money.
As area residents know all too well, by this past Friday, as early as mid to late morning, traffic was at a standstill leading into the Port Isabel City Limits. The area felt the traffic effects as early as Thursday afternoon as authorities attempted to alleviate traffic congestion by manually operating traffic lights leading onto the causeway from Port Isabel.
By Friday afternoon, businesses on the south side of the Island were especially bustling as Coca-Cola Beach played host to 20,000 plus Spring Breakers. The high volume of people proved to be a good problem to have for some businesses and eateries such as Yummies which sits along the Padre Blvd. Strip.
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