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Tampa issues traffic alert for Alabama-Clemson national title game

Heading to Alabama-Clemson in the College Football Playoff tonight? If you’re not already there, getting to Raymond James Stadium likely won’t be much fun.

It’s no surprise, but the traffic management center for the city of Tampa has warned fans about high traffic volumes ahead of Monday night’s game, which will decide the college football national championship.

The traffic management center’s Twitter account (@cot_traffic) has drawn up a map to help fans negotiate the worst of the gridlock, much of it found near the Dale Mabry Highway – often a congested road under normal circumstances.

In addition to the map above, showing roads in the stadium’s immediate vicinity, the city expects large-scale traffic delays on major highways all around Tampa:

As a further complication, the Hillsborough County School District has scheduled a “magnet and school choice exploration night” for 5:30 p.m. at elementary schools in the county, which could put even more people on the roadways.

With more than 60,000 fans expected at the stadium for tonight’s title game (many of them paying huge prices to get inside) and unknown numbers of others in the stadium’s immediate vicinity, fans should make plans to get to their destinations early – or prepare for a long wait on the road.

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