Pullman braces for big crowds attracted by GameDay broadcast

PULLMAN, Wash.  — The city of Pullman has declared a public transportation state of emergency in anticipation of the big crowds expected for the ESPN College GameDay broadcast from the Washington State campus this weekend.

The city says the declaration is required to comply with federal codes.

Five additional bus routes will be offered Friday and four additional routes will be added Saturday, when No. 25 Washington State hosts No. 12 Oregon.

Pullman Transit will be ready to add any additional service that may be necessary.

This is the first time GameDay has come to Pullman, and that has generated a lot of excitement among football fans.

If you're heading there from Western Washington, there's a pretty major detour on State Route 26. Allow extra time for detours and delays.