Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Central New York is preparing for the arrival of the President of the United States on Thursday.
President Obama is scheduled first to appear at the University at Buffalo on Thursday morning and will venture to Syracuse to speak at Henninger High School around 6 p.m.
You can watch the president's speech in its entirety on NewsChannel 9 and 9WSYR.com.
White House officials say the president will highlight the success of the Say Yes program during his speech at Henninger High School.
Before news of the President’s visit had even spread, Congressman Dan Maffei had invited him to visit the Harriet Tubman house in Auburn. Residents there are reportedly hoping the scheduled stop in nearby Syracuse will include a visit to their city.
While the White House has declined to confirm the visit, the FAA has cleared the air space above the Cayuga County city, as well as Syracuse.
Syracuse Police are cautioning drivers in the neighborhoods around Henninger to anticipate significant delays during the president’s visit.
The Thruway Authority is also cautioning that there will be temporary ramp and road closures on Thursday, along with slow moving traffic on I-90.
After his stop in Central New York, the president is scheduled to visit Binghamton University, followed by Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa. on Friday.