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Aug. 9, 2010




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High traffic volumes on Brainerd Lakes Area roadways expected Aug. 12-15



BAXTER, Minn. - Motorists should plan for heavy traffic volumes this weekend on Brainerd Lakes Area highways, especially Highway 371, due to visitors attending the 29th Annual NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals at the Brainerd International Raceway on Aug. 12-15.


More than 100,000 visitors attend the event each year.


Please be patient, expect delays and be prepared for sudden stops on Highway 371. Motorists are urged to take alternative routes around the area, if possible.


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