Vice President Bidens Easter trip to Kiawah blamed for traffic snarl
The massive traffic snarl seen from North Charleston to Kiawah Island on Friday is being attributed to an Easter weekend visit by Vice President Joe Biden.
The VPís Washington press office did not respond to phone messages but law enforcement and other officials said the blocked routes along Interstate 26 and other roads leading to Kiawah were done to accommodate the vice presidentís motorcade.
His plane landed on the Charleston Air Force Base side of the International Airport around mid-afternoon, contributing to the Friday rush hour traffic snarl, witnesses said.
Bidenís official schedule shows no public events for the next few days, which means drivers can probably expect the same type of traffic tie ups to be repeated, possibly as soon as Monday.
Biden and his wife have vacationed on Kiawah before. He also is considered close friends with former South Carolina U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, who lives on the Isle of Palms.