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Oscars: Prepare for traffic, subway headaches in Hollywood

February 26, 2012 |  8:03 am

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Hollywood street traffic and subway operations were being disrupted Sunday in preparation for the evening's 84th Academy Awards ceremony.

Several blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue were closed to street and sidewalk traffic, as were a number of streets around the Hollywood & Highland Center. Some streets aren't scheduled to reopen until Tuesday morning.

The Red Line's Hollywood/Highland Station was also closed Sunday, and subway trains will not stop there, officials said. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority recommended that passengers use the Hollywood/Vine Station as an alternative. The Hollywood/Highland Station is scheduled to reopen Monday morning.

The red-carpet arrivals of the stars is set to begin at 4 p.m. PST, and the Oscars are scheduled to be broadcast live locally between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on KABC-TV Channel 7. Live coverage of the Oscars begins at 3 p.m. on The Times' Envelope website.

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