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Long Beach Braces for Traffic, Flight Delays with Obama's Visit

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Air Force One will be landing at Long Beach Airport around 3 p.m. this afternoon, which has the city letting residents know of a few things for today and tomorrow. Security measures will be strictly enforced, especially in regards to traffic. Additionally, no parking will be allowed on Lakewood Boulevard or Spring Street.

Inside the airport, there will be no public viewing of President Obama's arrival and departure as the outdoor balconies on the second floor of the terminal building will be closed to the public. "Slight delays" are also expected during the late afternoon today and tomorrow.

Obama's two day visit will include a town hall meeting in Costa Mesa on Wednesday afternoon, an electric vehicle plant tour in Pomona on Thursday morning, an LA town hall later that afternoon followed by an appearance on the Jay Leno show and then a departure from Long Beach around 6 p.m.