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Here Are The Streets To Avoid During This Week's Rainy Obamajam

OBAMAJAM (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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It's time for another edition of Obamajam, the traffic obstacle course that ensues whenever our Commander in Chief rolls into time. This installment has the added bonus of rain, which should make for even crummier traffic. Here are the streets to avoid, according to the United States Secret Service: Monday, October 24

  • 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Highland Avenue between Franklin Avenue & Sunset Boulevard
  • 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: The US-101 & I-405 freeways
  • 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.: The area around Sunset Boulevard between Woodburn Drive & N. Palm Drive
  • Eastbound and westbound lanes of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and N. Orange will be closed to car traffic between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Eastbound and Westbound lanes of Hawthorne Avenue between Highland and N. Orange will be closed to car traffic because 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Northbound and southbound lanes of N. Loma Vista Drive between Wallace Ridge and Dabney will be closed to car traffic between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25

  • 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.: The area around Sunset Boulevard between Woodburn Drive & Palm Drive
  • 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.: The I-405 & I-10 freeways
  • Noon to 1 p.m.: The area around S. Centinela Avenue between Ocean Park Boulevard & W. Pico Boulevard
  • Eastbound and westbound lanes of Sunset Boulevard will be closed to car traffic between N. Whittier and N. Bedford from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

It should be noted that the closures will not impact any bus routes, so feel free to Metro as usual.
President Obama is in town to appear as a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Live, which films in Hollywood, and to speak at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. The fundraiser will be held at DreamWorks CEO Jeffery Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn's place in Beverly Hills.

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