Some businesses considering remaining closed during weekend as convoy set to roll into Ottawa

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Ottawa/MEDIA: Some Ottawa businesses are considering shutting during this weekend as a convoy of truckers makes its way to Parliament Hill, others are welcoming them.

The convoy includes truck drivers from across the country with a number of vehicles converging on the city of a million people from three directions who are opposed to public health mandates.

Ottawa police are urging people to avoid unnecessary travel downtown this weekend.

Expecting disruptions of traffic to last until Sunday, the city has already started closing some lanes of

Provincial police have asked people to avoid using major highways.

Ottawa Public Health also closed two COVID-19 vaccine clinics near downtown due to the expected traffic problems.

Before traveling into downtown Ottawa Saturday morning., convoys from western Canada are scheduled to arrive in Arnprior, Ont. late Friday afternoon,

Convoys from eastern Canada will roll into Vankleek Hill this evening, before completing the journey to Ottawa on Saturday morning.