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Super Bowl Sunday marathon blocks PCH in Huntington Beach

February 5, 2012 |  7:55 am

File photo: A surfer south of Huntington Beach pier on Jan. 6, 2012. Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach is closed until mid-afternoon Sunday for the Surf City Marathon, and police are warning of traffic congestion.

The closures are expected to continue until 2 p.m. The marathon, which takes place every Super Bowl Sunday, was scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m. and the half marathon at 7:45 a.m. The race was expected to attract 20,000 runners.

Pacific Coast Highway was scheduled to be closed from Warner Avenue near Sunset Beach south to Beach Boulevard, which is the stretch of road south of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, said Huntington Beach police Lt. Steve Bushhousen. Also, Goldenwest Street was shut off between Pacific Coast Highway and Slater Avenue.

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Photo: A surfer south of Huntington Beach pier last month. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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