Roads to close, homes and businesses to be affected by Blue Angels air show

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Updated Friday, May 2 at 6:54 PM

(KMOV.com) – At least 50,000 people are expected in the Chesterfield Valley this weekend as the Blue Angels make their comeback to the St. Louis area.

The famed flying group has not performed in St. Louis since 2010 when they were seen at Scott Air Force Base.

An area past the west end of the runways where there are a number of homes and businesses will be closed off as a safety precaution. Show officials had to negotiate for those homes and businesses to be empty during the show. Eatherton Road will also be closed. 

Dave Fick, who owns Fick Supply, a business just outside of the area that will be closed said the road closure will hurt, but he said the concerns of nearby businesses and residences were taken into account when the plans for closures were drawn up.

"It's good for the county, good for the air shows. We're all neighbors so it all works out," Fick said.

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The Navy grounded the Blue Angels for a majority of 2013 due to federal budget cuts. The show at the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM expo will be the groups eight since returning to the skies.

The Blue Angels will be the headlining act on Saturday and Sunday afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m.

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets. 

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