Vancouver Police warn of possible traffic congestion related to protest event in downtown Vancouver

Commuters in both directions of I-5 may want to consider making alternate travel plans or prepare for possible detours or delays

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is encouraging commuters in the area of downtown Vancouver and Interstate 5 Friday afternoon and evening to take an alternate route if possible.

VPD officials reported that a planned, unsanctioned event will be occurring Friday afternoon from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The event includes a gathering at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, which is expected to draw a large crowd. Event organizers indicate they will march from the park location to the I-5 Bridge, where they anticipate remaining for a period of time. 

Due to possible disruption to traffic on I-5 and the Interstate Bridge, the Vancouver Police Department is working with the Washington State Patrol and other regional partners to mitigate any safety issues that may arise. Our goal for the event is to protect the safety of the event participants as well as the general public.

Commuters in both directions of I-5 may want to consider making alternate travel plans or prepare for possible detours or delays while this event is occurring.

VPD will be posting any relevant information on its Twitter account: https://twitter.com/VancouverPDUSA

Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.

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