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Traffic notes if you're headed to the U2 concert

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 10:25:36-04

If you're headed to the U2 concert this evening, the Erie County Sheriff's Office wants to pass along traffic information.  Abbott Road will be closed to traffic starting at 2:30 p.m. between the entrance to Lot 4 and Preferred Parking Lot 2.  All New Era Field parking lots open at 4:00 p.m., and at 5:30 p.m., gates will open.  Additionally, Big Tree Road will have eastbound traffic only starting at 11:00 p.m. from Fieldhouse Drive to Route 219.

Concert-goers should also be aware that the NFL bag policy is in effect for the show, which means that large purses and backpacks are prohibited.  You can bring in a small clear bag or a small clutch.  Cigarettes, lighters, e-cigarettes and tobacco products are not allowed inside the gates of the staduim.

Police also want to remind Orchard Park drivers that there will be heavy traffic in the area, and to be careful and exercise patience on the roads.