DAVENPORT -- Road closings in Davenport began Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of President Barack Obama's visit, and will remain closed until he leaves for Atkinson Wednesday morning.
Davenport Police Capt. David Struckman, who is participating in the presidential motorcade from Peosta, Iowa, to Davenport, said 3rd Street from Brady to East River Drive will close, as well as 4th Street from Pershing to Brady.
Pershing between 3rd and 4th streets will be closed the entire time the president is in Davenport, Capt. Struckman said.
The White House has confirmed the president is staying the night in Davenport but has not said where he is staying. Large orange shipping containers are in place around the parking lot of the Hotel Blackhawk, however.
On Wednesday morning the president will depart the Quad-Cities for town meetings at 11:30 a.m. at Wyffels Hybrids in Atkinson and 3:30 p.m. at Country Corner north of Alpha.
Although no exact road closures have been announced, Henry County law enforcement officials report U.S. 6 in and near Atkinson will be closed from shortly before the president's scheduled arrival until his departure. Wyffels Hybrids is located on U.S. 6 at the east edge of Atkinson.
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