Traffic delays expected in canyon

Laguna Beach is forecasting delays for outbound traffic on Laguna Canyon Road between Forest Avenue and El Toro Road on Friday morning.

Extreme delays are expected from 7 to 11 a.m. because of the memorial service for Laguna Beach motorcycle officer Jon Coutchie, city planning official Monica Tuchscher wrote in an email.

Coutchie, 41, died in a collision with a pickup at Cleo Street and South Coast Highway late Saturday.

Laguna Beach police and other law enforcement agencies honored Coutchie, who had been with the department for four years, with a motorcade on Tuesday.

Friday's memorial service is open to the public and will be held at 11 a.m. at Mariner's Church, 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine.

Inbound traffic along the same stretch of Laguna Canyon Road will see intermittent delays.

—Bryce Alderton

Twitter: @AldertonBryce

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