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USS Milwaukee Commissioning Will Take Place as Scheduled Despite Snow

The future USS Milwaukee has been in Milwaukee for a week, but on Saturday at 1:00 PM the ship will officially be commissioned at McKinley Marina.

CBS 58 has contacted officials who say they have tents and the commissioning will go on regardless of how much snow falls. 

The nearly 400-foot long ship was built in Marinette, Wisconsin and will have a crew of 54 members and room to take on more depending on the mission.

The USS Milwaukee will travel to its home port of San Diego after the commissioning.

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Tickets for this event were distributed prior to the day of the Commissioning Ceremony. Only those with a ticket will be permitted to enter the grounds. A free shuttle bus will be available from designated parking locations to the Commissioning Ceremony.

The public should expect traffic congestion on Lincoln Memorial Drive from Lagoon Drive to Michigan Street starting at 10:00 AM. Those attending the ceremony are encouraged to exit 794 eastbound at the Jackson and Van Buren Street exit and travel east on Michigan Street for parking.

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