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Obamajam Hangs On This Morning: Street Closures for President's Departure

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President Obama is set to fly out of Los Angeles International Airport this morning at 10:30 a.m., on a flight bound for Denver, Colorado. The Commander-in-Chief still needs to get from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, however, to his flight, and that means traffic will be affected.

Obama's exact route is not being released, however it seems likely he will go by car to the VA campus in Westwood, where he will take a helicopter to LAX. "Councilman Bill Rosendahl warned that Sunset Boulevard between Rodeo Drive and Barrington Avenue may be impacted from 9:30am to 10:05am," explains the Huffington Post.

Traffic congestion is expected in the area surrounding the hotel and in the vicinity of the Sunset Boulevard closure en route to Westwood.

In West Hollywood, where Obama was for a portion of his evening yesterday, San Vicente between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue will remain closed until noon today, though that seems to have no current relation to the President's visit.