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Wheeling Police Prepare for Traffic Trouble Downtown as Italian Festival Begins

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What do you get when you add thousands of people, giant food vendors and masses of vehicles? A traffic nightmare.

That's just what Wheeling police will be dealing with this weekend. Water Street will be shut down, as well as all side streets along Water Street that lead to the waterfront. Wheeling police will be making adjustments throughout the festival to help alleviate congestion.

Police also warn drivers to use caution when traveling through the city due to the large amount of pedestrians coming and going to the festival.