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Joe Biden visits L.A. today; major roads closed this afternoon

Vice President Joe Biden is visiting West Los Angeles on Monday for a series of fundraisers, triggering road closures that are expected to jam the afternoon commute.

Major thoroughfares in the area will be closed at peak commute times as Biden attends a private cocktail reception that will include a performance by singer-songwriter Carole King.

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Tuesday morning and afternoon, Biden's schedule will take his motorcade to East L.A. and downtown, prompting a series of road closures during the day.

In an advisory, the Los Angeles Police Department warned drivers to avoid the following areas during Biden's visit:

Monday:

Near the 405 freeway and Santa Monica Boulevard from 3-6 p.m.

Near the intersection of Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards in Beverly Hills from 3-8 p.m.

Near Sunset Boulevard between Barrington Avenue and Mandeville Canyon Road from 5-9 p.m.

Tuesday:

Near the intersection of Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards in Beverly Hills from 8-10 a.m.

Near North Broadway between 19th Avenue and Daly Street from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Near Spring Street between 18th Avenue and Arcadia Street from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Near Cesar Chavez and Grand Avenue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Near Grand Avenue between Cesar Chavez and Olympic Boulevard from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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