The California Highway Patrol has issued a traffic alert along Interstate 580 as thousands of shoppers head to the new Livermore outlets.
The CHP alert says:
DUE TO THE OPENING OF THE NEW PARAGON OUTLET STORES, THERE ARE BIG DELAYS (OVER 40 MINUTES) ON 580 IN BOTH DIRECTIONS APPROACHING EL CHARRO RD...WB TRAFFIC IS BACKED UP TO VASCO ROAD...EB 580 SLOWS FROM HACIENDA DR...ALTERNATE ROUTE: ISABEL AVENUE TO JACK LONDON BLVD
Patch readers stuck in traffic report on our Facebook page that it took some folks two hours to get to the outlets center — from Pleasanton.
Other readers also reported seeing people parking at the Dublin Target across the freeway, and walking across the Fallon Road overpass to get to the Livermore outlets.
Some readers who were stuck in traffic decided to head back home.
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