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Obama visit affecting several businesses near Fire Station

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - President Obama is waking up in Hampton Roads. Wednesday afternoon, he continues his bus tour with a stop at Langley-Eustis where Governor McDonnell will join him to discuss job opportunities for veterans. Then Obama heads to Chesterfield in the afternoon.

People were stopping by all day Tuesday to see last minute preps before President Obama's arrival. Meanwhile some businesses owners were busy making adjustments.

The Food Lion is asking its delivery drivers to arrive early Wednesday morning, preferably before 10 a.m.

The fire department where the President is speaking is bringing in two different trucks, but the visit won't affect service.

A salon owner near the station tells NBC12 she cleared the books which may affect her profits.

The businesses nearby should still be open, but there likely will be limited access once the President is here.

Remember, the event is closed to the public. Only 120 or so firefighters and police officers will be near the President.

President Obama may have to use back-up equipment for his speech, this coming after his whole sound system was stolen from a Henrico hotel. Some items inside were his teleprompters and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of audio equipment.

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