Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 11, 2013

Scout jamboree expected to congest W.Va. roads

CHARLESTON — Highways in southern West Virginia are expected to be clogged with traffic during the Boy Scouts of America’s 2013 National Jamboree.

The Department of Transportation says traffic will be heaviest on the West Virginia Turnpike, U.S. 19 and State Route 16.

The jamboree will be held July 15 through July 24 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County.

Buses will take scouts daily to service projects in nine counties and to whitewater activities in the New River Gorge.

The heaviest congestion is expected July 15 and July 24. Heavy congestion also is expected from 5 p.m. to midnight July 20 when a concert is held.

West Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Jay Smithers says motorists should use common sense and be courteous while traveling near the jamboree.

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