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Traffic jam at Birmingham Zoo due to overbooked field trips

Traffic is backed up on the HIghway 280 East exit for the Birmingham Zoo. Source: Keshia Shirley-Buettner via Facebook Traffic is backed up on the HIghway 280 East exit for the Birmingham Zoo. Source: Keshia Shirley-Buettner via Facebook
MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL (WBRC) -

Traffic is at a near-standstill along the Highway 280 East exit for the Birmingham Zoo in Mountain Brook.

Mountain Brook Police say apparently the zoo overbooked field trips for Friday and they don't have enough parking for everyone to get in. Several school buses are caught in the traffic.

Commenters on the MyFoxAl.com Facebook page say some of the buses have been stuck in traffic for more than an hour, including buses from Cullman and Hayden.

The Birmingham Zoo issued the following statement in response to the traffic jam:

"School closings due to weather this week caused many schools to call the zoo and reschedule their field trips. Some schools did not call to reschedule and just showed up.

The Birmingham Zoo does apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused and will be making changes to make sure this incident does not happen again."

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