LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Over 3000 students will move into the UW- La Crosse dorms starting Thursday and continuing through Saturday.
On average, each student will bring one to three cars filled with their belongings to the move. While these cars eventually go home with parents and loved ones, Chief Scott Rohde of the University Police says this can make parking and traffic problematic.
"Traffic on Losey Blvd, especially near La Crosse St, will be extremely congested," said Chief Rohde. "Especially Friday because of the normal business commute. And they can expect long delays if they don't choose an alternate route."
Besides keeping potential delays in mind, Chief Rohde says patients will be key for a successful move in. And not just for motorists. Students and their families should try and take the move as it comes despite the stressful situation.
"Be patient, come early, take your time," said Chief Rohde. "Just be prepared for a kind of long day. Things tend not to always go as you have ideally planned."
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