MU student move-in causes congestion in traffic

MU students prepared for move-in on Wednesday. (Kyreon Lee/KRCG 13)

Moving carts were filled up to the brim Wednesday for the University of Missouri's dorm move-in day.

Hundreds of excited students filled the parking lots as they quickly unloaded their cars. For some there were a lot of bittersweet goodbyes, welcomed by fresh hellos.

Aniyah Jones, an incoming freshman from Kansas City, Missouri, said she is sad to be leaving home, but ready for a fresh start.

"I'm really excited to be on my own and be on my own schedule ," she said.

Jones said this is the first time she will be leaving her mom. Her mother Lachelle Arrington has mixed emotions.

"I'm a little nervous, excited, anxious, all in one," she said.

Arrington said she is very excited for her daughter and wishes her the best of luck. Jones said she plans to major in diagnostic medical ultrasound.

"I really want to prevail," she said.

Jones' grandmother Annie Traylor said she's excited for her granddaughter's new journey and she wouldn't miss it for the world.

"I'm here to be supportive," she said.

Although lots of excitement filled MU's campus, drivers experienced delays in traffic.

The Boone County Joint Communications sent out a message alerting drivers of congestion on Stadium Boulevard and Monk Drive due to campus move-in and advised drivers to consider an alternate route.

Even with congestion, community members are welcoming students with open arms.

President of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Matt McCormick and his team of ten helped move students into the dorms Wednesday.

"It's been a fun day getting to know students and their parents," he said.

McCormick said he enjoys when the students return.

Anyone commuting should plan ahead for delayed travel.

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