Michael Jackson's Funeral is Tonight, City Expects Traffic & Delays
After going to court yesterday to determine how tonight's funeral will be paid for, Michael Jackson is scheduled to be buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale around 7 p.m. tonight. For locals on the tail end of rush hour, there will be street closures in effect (map below). No specific time for closures has been listed by the city of Glendale on its website, but expect them to begin in the afternoon, lasting into the evening.
"Residents of the area will be able to enter and leave their neighborhood with proper identification," the website states. "Employees, customers or clients of any business in the affected area will also be able to enter or leave with proper identification such as a work I.D., or appointment card. The Glendale Police Department will assist those who have legitimate business in the area. However, it should be kept in mind that the event is expected to have a significant traffic impact and delays are to be expected" [emphasis added].