Here's what you need to know if you plan to watch the Graham procession

Thousands of people are expected to come out Saturday to watch the procession for the late Rev. Billy Graham. (Photo credit: BGEA)

Thousands of people are expected to come out Saturday to watch the procession for the late Rev. Billy Graham.

The motorcade is expected to leave the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove about 11:25 a.m. and head to downtown Black Mountain.

Black Mountain Police Chief Shawn Freeman said it is an honor to have the motorcade drive through the town, where, back in the 1950s, Graham used the train station to travel across the country and spread the word of God

"It gives us as Dr. Graham's community a chance to pay honor to the man and his life's works," Freeman said.

Close by the station will be the first chance people have to see the motorcade.

"I expect quite a few people from out of state and definitely quite a few people within our state," the chief said.

One of the best viewing spots is expected to be on State Street between Craigmont Road and Interstate 40. The motorcade is expected through there about 11:35 a.m.

Be sure to plan ahead because traffic is likely to be backed up in places, Freeman said.

"It will definitely impact the traffic that comes with in town just for the fact that we are shutting down a few roads," he said.

The next recommended viewing area is in Charlotte, where the motorcade is expected to arrive about 2:20 p.m..

The final recommended viewing locations are on Tryon Street between I-277 and Stonewall Street, on Stonewall Street between Tryon Street and South Boulevard and on South Boulevard between Stonewall Street and Remount Road.

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