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Obama visit to 'Tonight Show' could snarl traffic, LAPD says

October 23, 2012 |  4:31 pm

President Obama at LAX in October
Police are urging drivers to avoid streets near Los Angeles International Airport and NBC studios in Burbank beginning Wednesday evening because of a visit by President Obama.

Obama is scheduled to make an appearance with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" with just two weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election.

Drivers are advised to stay clear of the affected areas between 4:24 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department said.

"Every effort will be made to minimize the traffic impact to the public while the president is traveling through the city," the LAPD said in a statement. 

The appearance will mark the third time that Obama has been a guest on the "Tonight Show" since becoming president and his fifth appearance overall. His last visit with Leno was last October.


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Photo: President Obama at Los International Airport last October. Credit: Gary Freidman/Los Angeles Times