Fayette County Sheriff’s Department warning people to be patient on Bridge Day

West Virginia

A stone terrace serves as an overlook of the New River Gorge Bridge for home owners at the New River Gorge Preserve, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 in Fayetteville, W.Va. When it comes to variety, value and unique attractions, developers say West Virginia has a lot to offer second-home buyers. (AP Photo/Jeff Gentner)

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WVNS) — With Bridge Day just a few days away, coordinators are making sure everything is ready. With around 80,000 people expected to be at the event, security is a top priority to keep everyone safe.

Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley is warning people to be patient when it comes to the checkpoint.

“This is a one day largest event going on in West Virginia,” Fridley said. “We are looking anywhere from 70,000 to 100 and some thousand people. So be patient, don’t be in a hurry.”

Bridge Day begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, and runs until 3 p.m. Route 19 will be closed starting at 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. For a complete list of what items are allowed at Bridge Day, visit Official Bridge Day 2019 website.

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