Owen officials issue traffic advisory for Friday’s football game with Polk

Owen High School officials have issued a traffic advisory for anyone planning to attend Friday’s Polk County football game at Owen.

The school is celebrating Homecoming on Friday and is thus expecting heavier-than-usual attendance. The LEAF Festival is also being held this weekend at nearby Camp Rockmont on Lake Eden Road, the same road where Owen is located.

The school will have extra personnel on hand to help with traffic, but officials are recommending that anyone planning to attend the game approach Owen from Black Mountain rather than Swannanoa. Officials recommending taking exit 64 off Interstate 40 to get to the school.

Festival traffic is expected to be heavy on the Swannanoa side on Friday evening.