Beware road closures for Komen race

Several roads surrounding Fashion Island and Newport Center in Newport Beach will be closed Sunday for the Susan G. Komen Orange County "Race for the Cure."

The following roads will be closed from 4:30 a.m. to about 2 p.m.:

•Newport Center Drive, except at the Santa Rosa entrance to Fashion Island

•Santa Cruz Drive, from Newport Center Drive to San Joaquin Hills Road

•San Clemente Drive, from Santa Cruz Drive to Santa Maria Drive

•Santa Maria Drive, from San Clemente Drive to Newport Center Drive

•Civic Center Drive, from Newport Center Drive to Avocado Avenue

•Avocado Avenue, from San Miguel Drive to the Corona del Mar Plaza entrance

•San Miguel Drive, from Avocado Avenue to Newport Center Drive

•Anacapa Drive, from Newport Center Drive to Civic Center Drive

More than 25,000 people are expected to participate in the event this year. Newport Beach police recommend that attendees use free off-site parking and shuttle services available from 6 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at University Research Park, 5201-5251 California Ave, Irvine; Corona del Mar High School, 2101 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach; and Corporate Plaza parking lots on East Coast Highway and Newport Center Drive.

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