Obama's Return to L.A. Today for Jay Leno Prompts Traffic Warning

Obama's Return to L.A. Today for Jay Leno Prompts Traffic Warning
Obama for President

President Obama is back, baby.

And we're not just talking about winning the last two presidential debates after choking in the first one. No, the POTUS is back in L.A. this afternoon for the taping of the The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

And you know what that means? Traffic:

The LAPD sent out a little warning in an attempt to help you navigate the motorcade-clogged roads.

If you'll recall, the prez's visit in 2010 was a nightmare worse than Whole Foods running out of organic microgreens for some Westsiders, so much so that the event was later given the apocalyptic name Obamajam.

Obama's Return to L.A. Today for Jay Leno Prompts Traffic Warning
Obama For President

Well, to be fair, law enforcement simply shut down entire east-west streets such as Olympic Boulevard for hours in the name of presidential security.

After that, the Secret Service got the message and seemed to pare down the gridlock with "rolling closures" that allow streets to open back up after the royal motorcade has passed.

Still, L.A. police want you to beware. All they can tell you is this:

Between 4:25 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. today, you are encouraged to avoid both LAX and Burbank, where the Tonight Show tapes.

Got it? Good.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


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