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Watch Out, Long Beach, Traffic Expected During Sunday's Marathon

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Some 23,000 runners, walkers and cyclists will be hitting 26-miles of Long Beach streets this Sunday morning during the the city's 25th annual marathon. About 35,000 people are also expected to join and cheer on race participants. That means if you live or will be in the area, especially between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Long Beach metro area, take heed of closures and traffic.

According to officials, these are what to watch out for:

The Shoreline Drive exit off the 710 Freeway will be closed, and the Broadway exit will, as a result, be severely congested. The Rainbow Harbor/Shoreline Drive area will be closed to vehicle traffic until at least 10 a.m. when Shoreline Village West will be opened. During the event, only one eastbound lane of Ocean Blvd. will be open from 1st Street to Bayshore.