Traffic is being restricted in areas around Otsiningo Park in the Town of Dickinson through August 7 as the annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally takes place.

Motorist should be aware of closed lanes and ramps through the conclusion of the event Sunday evening.

The New York State Department of Transportation says the right lane of Interstate 81 north near exit 5 will be closed to through traffic through 11 a-m Monday. Northbound through traffic is being shifted to the left and center lanes.  Shuttle busses will use exit 5 to get to the festival.

Motorists should never pull over to watch hot air balloon launches that normally take place at around 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., weather permitting.