CHICOPEE, Mass (WWLP) — All the excitement inside Westover means anxiety on the roads outside the base.
Traffic on Memorial Drive in Chicopee is where a great deal of delays take place. The traffic is stretching from the Mass Pike all the way down Memorial Drive.
You can Expect traffic all afternoon over by exit 6 on 291. People heading from the Boston area are taking exits 7, 6 and 5 to get off the Mass Pike. If you take Exit 7, that’ll bring you straight to the Westover entrance on New Ludlow Road in Granby.
Drivers coming from Connecticut are taking I-91 to 291, so the Fuller Road exit that leads to Westover Road could also be backed up.
To give you a better idea of how many drivers are on the road,150,000 people went to the air show Saturday, and you can probably expect more Sunday because of the weather.
There are police officers here helping direct traffic and it is moving, buts it is moving slowly.