Police: Expect Snarled Traffic for Cabela's Opening

August 7, 2014 Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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August 7, 2014 Updated Aug 7, 2014 at 1:35 PM EDT

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY (WKBW) - The opening of Cabela's is expected to snarl traffic in the area for days.

Hundreds of people lined up overnight for the grand opening.

On Thursday, thousands are expected to head to Cabela's, which is located just off of the Walden Avenue exit ramp. Police are ramping up manpower in the area.

The Thruway Authority is warning drivers to prepare for congestion near the Walden Avenue exit.

The Town of Cheektowaga Police Department is urging drivers to find an alternate route if they are heading through the area.

Congestion around Cabela's is expected to last through Saturday.