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Heavy Traffic Expected Monday For Obama's Westside Visit

Roads in and around Beverly Hills will be affected, though the exact route of Obama's motorcade remains unknown.

President Barack Obama's visit to the Los Angeles area Monday and Tuesday is likely to cause traffic backups in Beverly Hills.

The president is scheduled to arrive at LAX at 4:40 p.m. and will travel through Westwood and Beverly Hills to reach West Hollywood for fundraising events.

Obama will be attending events at  on the Sunset Strip and Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place at La Cienega Boulevard.  

The West Hollywood sheriff's office warned of traffic closures Monday afternoon on the Sunset Strip from the Beverly Hills border east to Sweetzer Avenue; Santa Monica Boulevard from the Beverly Hills border east to La Cienega Boulevard; all of Holloway Drive; and Fountain Avenue and Olive Drive near La Cienega.

San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday until noon Tuesday. The West Hollywood sheriff's station is there, leading to speculation that the road closure is related to a possible command post.

Tuesday morning, Obama is expected to travel through Beverly Hills and Westwood on his way back to LAX. More street closures in the area are expected, but the exact route remains unknown.

Check back in with Patch for updates as more information becomes available.

This story was compiled with information from City News Service.

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Drita Wiren September 26, 2011 at 09:09 AM
God bless your family and your east side from my west side Sir President. Much love from Sweden and thank you for keeping our red cross safe.
Drita Wiren September 26, 2011 at 09:10 AM
I have been watching the stars beneath your feet and it has been an amazing journey following your righteousness, and for that , MISTER PRESIDENT, THEY WILL NEVER AGAIN OPRESS PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

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