Edmonton police issue traffic advisory ahead of Monday morning Eid al-Fitr celebrations

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Monday morning commuters should be mindful of Eid al-Fitr celebrations that will likely slow traffic, police say.

On Sunday, Edmonton police issued a traffic advisory encouraging motorists with commutes near the city’s mosques and Islamic schools to find alternate routes as Muslims gather for morning prayers.

Particularly heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic is expected from 7 am to 10:30 am near Edmonton Islamic Academy, 14525 127 St., which is home to 1,400 pre-school to Grade 12 students.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, in which Muslims forgo food and drink from dawn to sunset.

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