Approximately a dozen Woodbrook residents gathered at the corner of Woodbrook Drive and US29 to view the Presidential motorcade as it departed Charlottesville on October 29, 2010.
Prior to the arrival of the President’s motorcade, US29 had been cleared of all traffic leaving it eerily quiet. All access in and out of Woodbrook was blocked for about 30 minutes at 6:30 p.m. then again at 8:30 p.m. in anticipation of the motorcade.
|About a dozen Woodbrook residents gathered to view the Presidential motorcade. Watch the motorcade pass the entrance to the Woodbrook subdivision in this four minute video.|
The motorcade was preceded by a spotlight-equipped helicopter moving northward along the roadway. Following that, a dozen police officers on motorbikes, riding in formation, roared northward in both the northbound and southbound lanes. A few moments later a second wave of police officers on motorbikes cruised by. Finally, the motorcade, approximately 20 vehicles in length, passed the Woodbrook entrance.
President Obama was in Charlottesville in support of Democratic candidate Tom Periello’s bid for reelection to Congress on Tuesday.