(Posted by Journal sports reporter Sean T. McMann)
PLEASANTVILLE — Two hours before tonight's Opening Ceremonies, I've settled into the media center here at Pace University's Miller Hall.
Driving down on the Taconic State Parkway earlier this afternoon, I passed several electronic signs along the way that alerted drivers of tonight's events and warned them to avoid the Taconic between 4 p.m. and 12 a.m.
Additionally, I saw several police cars making sure drivers on the Taconic obeyed the posted speed limits.
The lesson here? If you're heading to the Opening Ceremonies, try an alternate route than the Taconic, and by all means, budget extra time so you don't speed.
Another heads-up: There is no parking at Valhalla's Kensico Dam Plaza, site of tonight's event. Shuttles for fans will be departing Westchester Community College to the plaza, so you'll have to go to WCC for parking.
For more information on the kick-off event, click here.