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President Obama's Visit Creates Another Traffic Jam

Arielle Samuelson |
October 9, 2014 | 1:21 p.m. PDT

Web Producer

President Obama is landing at LAX at 2 pm on Thursday, and staying until Friday, Oct 9.  So take a deep breath and prepare yourself to become a master meditator if you live on the West Side of L.A. 

Even Conan O'Brien asked President Barack Obama to stop visiting Los Angeles because of what it does to the traffic.

"Now, I mean this with the greatest respect, Sir, but do you have to physically come here?" he said.

The comedian echoed the sentiments of the city at large. Every time the president comes to visit, the city follows standard safety procedure and closes roads and metro stops.

It creates one heck of a headache. Last July, when PresidentObama previously traveled to Los Angeles, the hashtag #ThanksObama and #Obamatraffic trended on Twitter, according to the Los Angeles Times.

SEE ALSO: Obama's 24-Hour Tour Of LA

The president is scheduled to visit start-ups at Cross Campus in Santa Monica and Gwyneth Paltrow's home for a fundraiser.

The first of several blockades over the next two days begin at 1:30 pm and last until 1 pm Friday afternoon.  The area most affected runs roughly from Santa Monica up through Beverly Hills.

Streets like Wilshire Blvd, Sunset Blvd, and Beverly Glen Blvd will have sections blocked off both days.

The LAPD released information on the following road closures for Thursday and Friday. Be advised that the area around the roads highlighted may also be blocked off.

And for anyone keeping count, this will be the 30th fundraiser Obama's attended in Los Angeles.

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