Big E didn’t have usual weekend traffic

Hampden County

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s the first weekend of The Big E which means thousands of people are visiting West Springfield.

It was a cloudy and rather chilly morning at The Big E Saturday but that didn’t stop one visitor traveling from Connecticut to experience the fair for the first time.

“We already had our tickets and this was the day I could get off work so we’re going to come no matter what but hopefully the weather holds out for us,” said Marissa Anderson.

The Big E notoriously creates a lot of traffic around West Springfield because of the thousands of visitors every day. However, on Saturday morning, things were moving just fine.

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Big E visitors were shocked at how easy it was to get around. Joey Frenier. told 22News, “We left extra early in the day expecting a lot of traffic. It was just really easy there was almost nothing.”

A number of police officers are directing traffic to make sure traffic flows as smoothly as possible.

The Big E is also offering weekend shuttles from several locations, and King Ward is running shuttles from MGM.

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