VESTAL, N.Y. -- Security will be tight when President Barack Obama travels to Binghamton for the second day of his Upstate New York bus tour.
Several agencies from the national to local level will be on hand on Friday to ensure the President's visit is as safe and smooth as possible. The campus police department has been busy preparing for the visit, arranging security details and preparing areas for visitors to gather.
According to campus police, campus parking is expected to be at a premium. They are also urging demonstrators to stay in designated areas.
Certain roads on campus will be closed for a portion of the day, but the University is still open and operating as usual.
"The campus itself is open for business, it just might be very difficult to get from one place to the other during this event, but we're going to try to make this as least disruptive as possible," said Timothy Faughnan, NYSP at Binghamton Police Chief.
Visitors should also give themselves plenty of time to get off campus following the President's visit as traffic is expected to be heavy leaving the University.