Construction leads to traffic gridlock at West County Center

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DES PERES, MO (KPLR) –The day before Mother's Day was a nightmare for shoppers at West County Center. Construction at the mall left hundreds of shoppers stuck in the parking lot trying to get out. The Des Peres Police Department gave support to mall security to help relieve some of the congestion, but shoppers were frustrated.

Many customers spent hours trying to out of the parking garages and lots. Other shoppers parked across the street and walked to the mall in the rain.

Drivers took to social media to vent their anger over traffic grid lock.