Local Update - April 2, 2007

Masters is here

Today is day one for practice rounds at the Masters, and people were lined up this morning waiting to get in.

There's been heavy traffic today for anyone heading anywhere, but especially in the vicinity of the airport. US Marshals were on hand at Augusta Regional Airport and Daniel Field to make sure things ran smoothly.

Crews have also stopped construction for the week at Augusta Regional and opened up extra lanes for traffic near terminals.

Daniel Field expects to handle between 70 and 100 planes a day during the tournament.

Be sure to stick with News 12 for coverage of the Masters Tournament this week.

Tonight, Prentice Elliott and Kevin Faigle will be at the Sidetrack Grill starting at 8 with a full rundown of what you can expect as the Masters get underway. It's previews, profiles, and all the info you ever wanted.

Don't forget you can watch the tournament live in high definition every day on WRDW-HD.

If you're heading to the course, remember that cell phones and other electronic devices, chairs with arms and rigid chairs, weapons of any kind, alcoholic beverages, beverage containers, banners and signs, radios, TVs, recorders, and strollers are not allowed. Cameras are okay today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, but they're restricted Thursday through Sunday.

Augusta businesses are looking forward to a big boom this week for Masters.

From motels to restaurants, this is the golden week. Some say they triple, even quadruple their regular revenue.

They're adding speciality services that will help them do just that--things like menu items you wouldn't normally see, like expensive wines and seafood.

They may also try booking celebrity guest appearances. For example, John Daly, though he's not playing in the tournament, is in town. We're told he'll be here through Thursday.

Some businesses will hike up prices this week, including motels. Those that aren't already sold out are charging more than $200 a night.

Be sure to bookmark our Masters page this week for complete coverage!

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