Drivers Battle Traffic near New Eagan Outlet Mall

Updated: 08/17/2014 10:40 PM By: Megan Stewart

Full parking lots on Saturday.
Full parking lots on Saturday.
Photo: Photo: Twitter/@EaganPolice

The new Twin Cities Premium Outlets has seen a great turnout of customers during its opening weekend.

But its proving to be not easy to get there.

Parking lots filled up around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Eagan police. Cars could be seen backed up on Highway 13 and Silver Bell Road throughout the morning.

Around 15,800 cars were parked in the lots throughout Friday. Saturday saw a total of 16,000 cars.

Police recommend patrons try carpooling or using mass transit to commute to the mall. The mall can be accessed by bus on the Metro Red Line.