People in San Luis Obispo County traveling to the Garth Brooks concerts Thursday at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles were already hitting heavy traffic by 4 p.m.
Traffic started to back up on northbound Highway 101 through Templeton and Atascadero more than three hours before Brooks’ first show was scheduled to begin, according to a Caltrans District 5 tweet.
Caltrans encouraged concert-goers to use caution on the road and be patient. The back-to-back concerts, one at 7:30 and one at 10:30 p.m., are expected to draw as many as 30,000 people, with as many as 50,000 fairgoers on the grounds tonight.
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