Spring break invasion hits beach with traffic galore. Almost a month left before it wanes.

Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach has hosted spring breakers for the past two weeks, and because of increased traffic and large crowds, police are asking drivers to avoid State Road A1A when dropping off or picking up friends.

That goes for Uber and Lyft drivers, too. Motorists could get ticketed if they stop and block the road.

“Traffic is a major issue and it is moving slowly on A1A along the beach,” said Casey Liening, a spokeswoman for Fort Lauderdale police. “Ride-sharing use seems to be up.”

East Las Olas Boulevard and East Sunrise Boulevard — used by eastbound drivers traveling to the seaside — are often backed up, too.

“If you don’t have official business or need to be [at the beach], don’t be there,” Liening said.

So with 14 days marked off the spring break calendar and about 23 more to go, if the sun keeps shining on Fort Lauderdale, the kids are likely to keep on coming.

“We’ve been blessed with beautiful weather,” Liening said. “We have a crowd out there. But it hasn’t been anything that we can’t handle.”

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