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Republican debate affects traffic around UH campus

HOUSTON – The University of Houston will host the last televised republican debate Thursday night at the Moores Opera Center before the "Super Tuesday" primaries. The debate is expected to increase traffic in the area. Commuters are encouraged to avoid the area or use METRO to get to the camps. Below are details of street closures and METRO disruptions.

Street Closures

Cullen Blvd. between Elgin St. and Holman St. will be closed to traffic. Motorists with a need to drive onto the UH campus are encouraged to take Scott St. or Spur-5 as an alternate.

METRO Disruption

Due to the closure of Cullen St.  METRO Bus routes servicing the University of Houston will be disrupted.  The following information is provided by METRO:

Event detours; Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10 p.m. to Friday, Feb. 26, at 2 a.m.

Cullen between Elgin and Holman will be closed.

Affected routes: 4 Beechnut, 9 Gulfton/Holman, 29 Cullen/Hirsch