President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden left their Rehoboth Beach-area home to travel by car to their Greenville home shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Both Biden’s team and Delaware State Police were mum about the route, but presumably, they would be taking Route 1 for the majority of the trip. Congestion and delays are likely, especially in Rehoboth and New Castle County.
“No roads will be closed per se, but side streets will be blocked for several minutes and traffic signals will be manipulated to minimize delays,” said Delaware Department of Transportation spokesman Robin Bryson.
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued temporary flight restrictions throughout the state through the evening, and in the Wilmington area, through Jan. 2.
The president and his wife had been at their North Shores home, just north of Rehoboth Beach, since Monday. That afternoon, he took in a weekly economic briefing virtually.
The president’s official schedule was empty Tuesday. He and Jill Biden were spotted on the beach with their new dog, Commander.
Biden is scheduled to speak with Russian leader Vladmir Putin on Thursday, at Putin’s request and amid concerns about Russian troops gathering at the Ukraine border.