L.A. vents about Obama visit traffic jams
President Obama is back in town Wednesday for an appearance on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, taking time away from campaigning in swing states just under two weeks away from the Nov. 6 election.The president has touched down in Los Angeles for several fund-raisers in recent months, frustrating some Angelenos with street closures and jammed commutes.
The LAPD said the area likely to be most affected by Wednesday's visit are streets surrounding Los Angeles International Airport and areas of Burbank between 4:25 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.
Obama has visited the Southland a handful of times this year for fund-raising events. Earlier this month, he attended several star-studded fund-raisers on the Westside and made a brief appearance in downtown L.A. In May and June, he was in L.A. for events including dinner at actor George Clooney's home, and a gala at "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy's home.
How will you avoid getting caught up in the traffic from Obama's visit? Do you look forward to presidential visits to the Southland or are you tired of the added traffic? Let us know in the comments section or by tweeting @LANow.
Some social media users are already posting about the expected traffic:
-- Samantha Schaefer