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Bill Clinton in Las Vegas, plans to see U2 concert

Traffic congestion expected from 5 p.m. to midnight around Sam Boyd Stadium

Updated Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 | 6:05 p.m.

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Bono during a sound check before Friday's concert at Sam Boyd Stadium.

Former President Bill Clinton is expected to attend tonight’s U2 concert, which has security taking extra precautions in and around the area of Sam Boyd Stadium for his arrival.

Clinton attended a private fundraiser for Democrat Rory Reid's campaign for governor at the Las Vegas Hilton earlier today.

Before the news broke of Clinton’s attendance at tonight’s concert, Metro Police advised motorists earlier this afternoon to avoid the area of Boulder Highway near Sam Boyd Stadium because of U2 concert-goers tonight.

Police expect that nearly 40,000 people will attend the U2 show.

Motorists are asked to avoid the areas of Boulder Highway between Sunset Road and Tropicana Avenue, and Russell Road between Broadbent Boulevard and U.S. 95.

Although there are no planned road closures, police said many roads in the area will have lane shifts and other travel restrictions to help handle the extra traffic expected.

Traffic was expected to increase in the area about 5 p.m. The congestion is expected to continue until midnight.

For concert information updates, follow John Katsilometes on Twitter at twitter.com/JohnnyKats.