Traffic backup causes long lines at Merrimack polling place

A change in a traffic plan caused some Merrimack voters to wait for hours in the cold to cast their ballot in Tuesday’s presidential primary election. 

Some voters reported waiting around 90 minutes in a traffic jam at the town’s only polling place, Merrimack High School.

Officials say a change in a traffic plan caused the long lines. 

Moderator Lynn Christensen said, "We tried to tweak it. The way we did it this time failed miserably."

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