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Nov 21, 2012 11:15 AM

Lexington Officials Urge Black Friday Shoppers To Use Caution; Shoppers Begin Lining Up

If you plan to be out doing some holiday shopping on Black Friday, Lexington Police will be out in force, too, making sure everyone stays safe and don't become a crime victim.

During a press conference Wednesday morning, Lexington mayor Jim Gray said some traffic signals near traffic hot spots in Hamburg Pavilion and Fayette Mall would have changes in the timing to help traffic flow. Lexington Police officials also said that they will have more officers available to respond to traffic collisions.

Police officials urged motorists to take extra time and plan trips accordingly. They also encourage people to lock their cars, make sure items are not visible, report any type of suspicious activity, hide shopping bags and secure purses.

Many local stores will be opening for Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day. At Best Buy in Hamburg, several people are already camping out to get into the store as soon as it opens for Black Friday shopping, a scene that is happening at other stores in the area as well.

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