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Blue Line May be Shut Down if Lakers Crowds Get Out of Hand

Officials hope this doesn't happen again (see more photos of last year's Lakers craziness here and here) | AP Photo
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Metro late this afternoon warned that several buses will be impacted by the Lakers Championship game and that the Blue Line between downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach could shut down if conditions warrant it. "Blue Line passengers traveling to Long Beach can board a southbound Metro bus either [at] Grand Avenue and Pico Boulevard, or if conditions warrant, Main Street and Pico Boulevard and travel to the San Pedro station where they can board the Blue Line," stated a Metro news release.

Additionally, Metro buses that go through downtown affected by street closures are 28, 30, 31, 81, 439, 442, 445, 460, 450X 728, and 910. In East L.A., the L.A. County Sheriff's may shut down streets. If that happens, Metro buses 18, 66, 256, 258, 260, 720, and 762 would be affected.

At least Los Angeles' DASH buses are showing some support. An electronic reader on one bus displayed "Go Lakers," found LA Times report Mark Milian, who twittered a photo of it.