Clintons, Obamas to hold election-eve rally in Philly; road closures in effect

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Monday, November 7, 2016
VIDEO: Preparations underway for rally
Preparations were well underway Monday morning for Hillary Clinton's big election-eve rally on Independence Mall.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Road closures are now in effect around Independence Mall in Philadelphia ahead of a large election-eve rally organized by Hillary Clinton's campaign.[br /][br /]The rally, set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, is one of the Democrat's final rallies of the 2016 presidential race.[br /][Ads /][br /]Clinton will be joined by President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton.[br /][br /]The Clintons and Obamas will also be joined by Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, who are set to perform.[br /][br /][media ID="1592663[br /]" /][br /]In preparation for the rally, the following roads were closed beginning at 10 a.m. Monday:[br /][Ads /][br /]- Market Street, from 4th to 7th Street[br /]- 5th Street, Arch to Market Street[br /]- 6th Street, Arch to Chestnut Street[br /][br /]Preparations for the rally were in full swing Monday near the Independence Visitors Center on the National Mall.[br /][br /]Action News spoke with a number of people who were planning to attend.[br /][Ads /][br /]"I do have tickets for this later," said Nina Ball of North Philadelphia. "Soooo going to check out Hillary and Barack Obama."[br /][br /]"We left early, got here early," said Lisa Briggs of Loch Haven, Pa., "because we were determined to stand in line for 14 hours and be in the front line."[br /][br /][media ID="1594094" /][br /][br /]Action News also heard relief from many on the mall that public transportation in the city will be in the process of getting back on track after a six-day strike.[br /][br /]"I'm glad the SEPTA strike is over because some people were going to use that as an excuse to not get to the polls or cry foul," said one voter.