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Prop. 8 causes Westside traffic misery

November 6, 2008 |  4:38 pm

Prop 8 protest

Hundreds of people protesting on the Westside over the passage of Prop. 8 are causing gridlock in a part of L.A. already famous for bad traffic.

The Times' Tami Abdollah reports that the gridlock is gripping streets around the Westside. She said it took her a half-hour to go a mile. She said most major streets -- including Sepulveda Boulevard, Barrington Avenue and Olympic Boulevard -- are jammed. Side streets around the area are also clogged with cars. There is major congestion through Beverly Hills as well.


  • Portions of Santa Monica Boulevard are closed between Beverly Glen and Westwood boulevards.
  • Portions of Westwood Boulevard are also closed north of Santa Monica Boulevard.
  • Portions of Ohio Avenue are closed east of Westwood Boulevard.
  • The closures have caused major congestion on Wilshire Boulevard, a part of which was closed.
  • The eastbound Wilshire Boulevard offramp from the 405 Freeway is closed.

These closures change as the protesters move through. Some streets open then close again.

--Shelby Grad

Photo: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times