Thousands of people came out for a gray day at the fair, but that meant major traffic backups across the area.
Springfield Police’s traffic bureau were out directing traffic at crowded intersections. Police even began pulling over and ticketing drivers who were blocking busy intersections.
Some of the heaviest traffic was concentrated on the Memorial Bridge and on I-91.
Traffic began to clear shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
If you’re headed out tomorrow – possibly to The Big E or around Springfield and West Springfield – you may want to head out early or use alternate routes.