LIVERMORE -- Livermore police are warning shoppers to be wary of heavy traffic expected for the opening of the Paragon Outlets this week.

The mall will have a grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday.

According to police, traffic delays are expected in the area due to the large number of shoppers expected at the outlets on opening day and throughout the weekend.

Police are reminding drivers to drive carefully and be aware of pedestrian traffic on and near roadways, and to expect heavy area traffic on Interstate 580 as well.

Police also are reminding shoppers to lock their car doors while shopping, and to not leave valuables in vehicles, or to place them out of sight or lock them in the trunk.

Livermore police will have additional staff working throughout the weekend at the mall to keep traffic flowing and to provide security to the stores and parking lot.

The mall is located at I-580 eastbound at El Charro Road.

Contact Katie Nelson at 925-847-2164 or follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.



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