BILLINGS – Police Chief St. John held a press conference Tuesday morning to address expected delays and closures for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Billings.
Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence will arrive around noon at Billings Logan International Airport on Wednesday. Pence will be joined on Air Force Two by Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte.
St. John says the public can expect heavy road delays and closures while the Billings Police Department and other law enforcement agencies and Secret Service close intersections to allow the motorcade to make its way to RiverStone Health Clinic.
Once at RiverStone, several blocks will be closed to vehicle traffic.
St. John said you can expect downtown to be busy and the block surrounding the Double Tree,1st Avenue North, North 26th and 27th streets and Montana Avenue, will be closed to all vehicle traffic for 24 hours.
The streets will be open to foot traffic. Any cars or people going into the Doubletree will be checked and scanned by police and secret service.
Pence will later attend a political fund-raising event for Daines.
On Wednesday, look out for closures on I-90.
I-90 westbound between the Lockwood exit and Zoo drive will close as the motorcade passes by.
I-90 eastbound will close as the motorcade leaves zoo drive and returns to king ave.
All of tomorrow’s events are closed to the public.