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Friday, February 3, 2012

Arguably the greatest sporting spectacle will take place Sunday in Indianapolis.

The Super Bowl will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium Sunday evening, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NBC.

Traffic has to be a concern, but Clay County law enforcement officials are confident the additional vehicles on the roads will not be a major issue.

"We're planning on having more officers for this weekend for the traffic," Brazil City Police Chief Clint McQueen told The Brazil Times. "It will be a little more congested, but I don't think it will be anything the regular patrols couldn't handle."

Likewise, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Times he believes while traffic may be more congested, residents shouldn't have issues getting around.

"We hadn't planned on (having more patrols)," Heaton said. "We will monitor it if we need to. Most of our traffic would be on the Interstate, if any. I don't know how much it is going to affect us. But if something happens that we need (to have more patrols), our guys will be called out."

McQueen added more coverage for the city has already been scheduled.

"Calls will probably increase with it being more local," he said, referring to the Super Bowl. "But we should be OK. We're not expecting any major problems."

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