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Traffic clogged by L.A. Marathon slowly clearing

March 17, 2013 | 12:36 pm

Photo: Participants running down Hollywood boulevard during the annual Asics LA Marathon in Hollywood. Credit: Joe Klamar / AFP / Getty Images
As L.A. marathon runners headed west toward the Santa Monica finish line, traffic in Los Angeles appeared to be slowly returning to normal.

With most traffic tie-ups relegated to the Westside on Santa Monica Boulevard and portions of the 10 and 405 Freeways, the Department of Transportation’s website showed that streets elsewhere in Los Angeles were wide open.

PHOTOS: The 2013 Los Angeles Marathon

The 26.2-mile race began at Dodger Stadium where nearby streets began closing at 3 a.m. That area, as well as downtown, was scheduled to be clear of closures by 10:20 a.m. Officials estimated streets in Hollywood would be open by 12:15 p.m. Additional areas were to be opened on a rolling basis as runners headed west.

For specific street closure information, go to http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/images/MarathonInfo2013.pdf. Those using public transportation can contact Metro at (323) GO METRO or visit www.metro.net.

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Photo: Participants running down Hollywood boulevard during the annual Asics LA Marathon in Hollywood. Credit: Joe Klamar / AFP / Getty Images

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