Heavy Traffic Expected in Carbondale
CARBONDALE -- SIU students have begun arriving in Carbondale and many more will be here in just a few days. That also means more traffic and confusion on the roadways.
With so many new students unfamiliar with the area, there can be a lot of difficulty navigating around town, especially in downtown Carbondale. So local law enforcement is encouraging everyone to slow down and play it safe.
Cars drive up and down Main Street in Carbondale.
"I know my way there, and I know my way back," says SIU Junior Tasha Pena.
Over the last five years, the Carbondale Police Department reports a 23 percent increase in traffic accidents during the month of August.
During the upcoming move-in weekend, the City of Carbondale will put up portable signs directing students and families to campus housing.
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