Atlanta task force gives update on Super Bowl LIII security

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Thousands of law enforcement officers and first responders are in Atlanta providing protection for the Super Bowl venues downtown.

A key manager, national Homeland Security Chief Kirsten Nielsen, came to town Wednesday to see for herself the preparations for the event.

In a meeting with reporters, she reminded attendees that they can help law enforcement keep everyone safe. On game night, there will be signs about how someone can make a report instantly if something looks out of place.

"You can be our eyes and ears," Nielsen said.

The Atlanta Police chief also attended the briefing at the world congress center.

Chief among Erika Shields concerns is traffic. She is concerned streets outside the perimeter -- which is sealed by access pass -- will be snarled.

She made an appeal for all to take public transportation.

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