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ALERT: President Obama and DNC's departure could cause traffic headaches this morning

Good morning! It's Friday, September 7. This is Christine Nelson writing this email up from my desk before I go on set. I just wanted to give you a heads up on what our reporters on the ground are covering when you turn on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-7:00 a.m.

What a week it has been for Charlotte! The last night of the Democratic National Convention is in the books and there is a lot to talk about. We'll let you hear some of President Obama's speech as he made his case on why he should be re-elected to a second term. Plus there was one particular moment that left every single person in the room on their feet and in tears. We'll show that to you too. And Mayor Foxx walked right into our broadcast suite at Time Warner Cable arena where he already graded Charlotte on how the city performed on the national and international stage. We'll hear from him.

ALERT: We're live on multiple locations since the president is leaving Charlotte later this morning. That means secondary roads and interstates will end up being shut down as his motorcade takes him to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. And don't forget the tens of thousands of people here to attend the DNC will be flying out today too. So expect things around the airport to get hectic. Our Brian Stephenson and Astrid Martinez are already at their locations to tell you about the traffic changes.

Plus, there was other news that developed overnight including rowdy protests at the DNC, we know when the man who threatened to assassinate President Obama on Twitter will go before a judge and Drew Peterson's conviction for killing his third wife.

See you on the air!

Christine

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