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Obama visit to L.A. shuts down Wilshire and adjacent 6th Street

A portion of Wilshire Boulevard and adjacent 6th Street were closed Monday afternoon in the Hancock Park area because of a fundraising visit by President Obama.

The closures of the major east-west thoroughfares helped snarl rush-hour traffic and affected public transportation in the area. The closures were roughly from South Muirfield Drive to South Hudson Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said that bus lines 20 and 720 on Wilshire Boulevard and lines 28 and 728 on Olympic Boulevard would detour along Beverly Boulevard between Western Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.

The closures would remain in effect to around midnight, LAPD Officer Gregory Baek said.

The closures sparked a flurry of Twitter messages from unhappy motorists and others caught up in the traffic.

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— Robert J. Lopez

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