Crowds flock to Galveston for Spring Break fun

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by Sherry Williams / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:20 PM

GALVESTON - The crowds flocking to Galveston's beaches have increased every day as afternoon temperatures have increased, said Peter Davis, chief of Galveston Island Beach Patrol.

Crowds have been well-behaved for the most part, Davis said. Galveston police also reported no major problems.

That is if you don't count the traffic. It was bumper-to-bumper coming in on I-45 and once onto the island, drivers found some gridlock on Seawall Boulevard.

"I was actually in the car for what, six or seven hours?" Kelly Sconci said. She and her family drove in from Austin. She said normally the trip takes about 4 ½ hours.

Authorities also reported that some folks were not arriving onto the island until late in the afternoon and then staying into the night. They reminded visitors that drinking is not allowed on Stewart Beach and on the seawall.

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