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U.S. Open Parking Area In Media Closed Due To Weather

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MEDIA, Pa., (CBS) – Officials say a parking area will be closed for the remainder of the U.S. Open due to projected weather conditions.

The Rose Tree Park (RED Lot) in Media, Pa., will close for the rest of the championship, officials said in a statement on Wednesday night.

Spectators will be directed to alternate nearby parking at Granite Run Mall, approximately 2.9 miles away.

Officials say the PPL Park (BLUE Lot) in Chester, Pa., will continue to operate as scheduled.

Complimentary shuttle buses will transport spectators from both lots to and from Merion Golf Club and will run continuously from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.

“With a variable weather forecast in store for Thursday, we continue to take proactive measures to ensure the safety and convenience of spectators driving to and from the U.S. Open Championship,” said Reg Jones, senior director of operations for the USGA said in a statement.

“We continue to emphasize that there are plenty of convenient public transportation options to get U.S. Open fans to and from the championship, and we encourage fans to take advantage of these options wherever possible.”

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