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Obama Visit Could Cause Local Traffic Snarls

Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue is one of the intersections authorities suggested residents avoid.

President Barack Obama salutes after arriving on Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport on June 7, 2013. (Credit: John Schreiber)
President Barack Obama salutes after arriving on Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport on June 7, 2013. (Credit: John Schreiber)

By City News Service

Southland motorists should be prepared for some afternoon traffic headaches Tuesday, when President Barack Obama makes a short visit to Los Angeles to appear on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Obama is scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport at 3:25 p.m. and be in Burbank for the taping with Leno at 4:30 p.m., according to the White House.

As is customary with presidential visits, motorists should expect some street closures and congestion to accommodate the presidential motorcade, although Obama will likely be taken by helicopter from LAX to Burbank.

Although officials never provide specific details about routes or security operations surrounding presidential visits, the Los Angeles Police Department provided a list of areas motorists should try to avoid during the visit.

According to the LAPD, motorists on Tuesday should avoid the following areas between 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.:

-- Hollywood Way and San Fernando Road;

-- Hollywood Way and Burbank Boulevard;

-- Hollywood Way and Alameda;

-- West Olive Avenue and Buena Vista;

-- Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue;

-- Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue; and

-- Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard.

Since Obama will be spending the night in the Southland before flying to Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, police advised motorists to avoid the following areas between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday:

-- Sherman Way and Hayvenhurst Avenue;

-- Victory Boulevard and Canoga Avenue; and

-- Canoga Avenue and Burbank Boulevard.

Yami August 06, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Very odd, that he's passing through Vict/Cano & Cano/Burb. The Burbank Airport is in Burbank. Lax is in El Segundo Jay Leno Show is in Burbank I thought Jay Leno retired? Didn't another comedian take over the reins? Hellooooo Why drive out, far West in da Valley .....crazy stuff
Jaron Tayler August 06, 2013 at 06:56 PM
actually, not so odd. rumor has it he's staying at the hilton hotel which is that route.
Yami August 06, 2013 at 10:31 PM
That make sense, I guess. But the HILTON ??? C'mon, you would think the Bevelry Hills Hotel or Beverly Wilshire, or something like that........lol

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