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Three reasons you sat in traffic in Cleveland this morning
The city's traffic commissioner says it wasn't all Captain America's fault, and acknowledges it could be worse tonight
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Cleveland Traffic Commissioner James Muhic says delays caused by the shutdown of the Shoreway for the filming of “Captain America: A Winter Soldier” this morning averaged an hour and 15 minutes. That’s more than twice what the city had expected.

Muhic says delays caused by the filming were complicated by road construction on some main thoroughfares and a one-year anniversary party for the Horseshoe casino, which blocked off Public Square. And he’s acknowledging things could get worse tonight with a sold-out Indians game (dollar-dog night!) and the casino party continuing.

The shutdown of the West Shoreway (Route 2) from East 9th Street to Lake Avenue is expected to continue through June 14. The city advised people to take Detroit Avenue or I-90, and is banning parking along Detroit during rush hours.

Muhic expects by Monday, people will have adjusted their routes and the delays won’t be as long.

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