Pierce officials ask motorists not planning on stopping to drive around

PIERCE - It’s not often that officials of a small town ask that motorists NOT pass through their community, but that is the word from Pierce this weekend.  Thousands of people are expected Friday, tomorrow and Sunday for the Lambrecht Chevrolet auction northwest of Pierce, and officials say traffic was already slowed down to a crawl in Pierce on Thursday when cars were moved from the downtown Lambrecht building.  Pierce city officials say that everyone who has plans to stop in Pierce is welcome, and every effort will be made to provide transportation to and from the sale site. But those motorists who are planning to travel through Pierce on their way to Foster, Plainview, Osmond and Creighton are urged to travel north on Highway 81 to avoid delays.  For those attending the sale, parking is available at several locations around Pierce, and trolleys will transport you to and from the sale site. The trolley route has been designated an emergency route, and no parking will be allowed.