Joe Biden in L.A.: More road closures today; Obama visit is next

Commuters around West Los Angeles and downtown can likely expect a second day of traffic snarls Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade delivers him to a roundtable discussion with Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Officials said some of the city's main thoroughfares -- Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway -- will be closed during the morning rush hour as Biden travels through the city before heading to the Central Valley in the afternoon for events with state politicians.


According to a Los Angeles police advisory, drivers should avoid the following areas Tuesday:

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

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

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

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

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

Though the vice president's exit in the afternoon means Angelenos only have to worry about regular gridlock for the evening commute, that situation may only be temporary.

On Thursday, President Obama is scheduled to be in town for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow. From there, he's scheduled to head to San Francisco for two days of fundraising.

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