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LAPD warns of traffic jams Friday during Obama visit

June 06, 2013|By Jean Merl
  • Traffic crawls along Santa Monica Boulevard during a visit by President Obama to Los Angeles last year.
Traffic crawls along Santa Monica Boulevard during a visit by President… (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

Authorities are urging Los Angeles drivers to avoid certain areas of the city during President Obama's visit here Friday.

Obama will be attending a late-morning, early afternoon fund-raiser Friday at the Santa Monica home of Hollywood executive Peter Chernin, according to CBSLA.

From there, the president is expected to travel to Rancho Mirage for a two-day summit with China's new president, Xi Jinping.

The Los Angeles Police Department, working with the U.S. Secret Service, is asking motorists to help prevent traffic jams by staying away from the following areas between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and again from 1 to 3 p.m.:

Centinela Avenue and West Olympic Boulevard

West Olympic Boulevard and Cloverfield Boulevard

26th Street and San Vicente Boulevard


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